The average hourly pay for an Administrative Assistant is C$17.18.
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Job Description for Administrative Assistant
Administrative assistants are employed in a very wide range of fields and provides various types administrative assistance to employees. Depending on the workload, they may be trusted with carrying out tasks for one or many individuals within a department, and cross-department work is sometimes necessary. The tasks they perform vary greatly depending on who they assist; when working for individuals, tasks may be personal in nature, such as running errands and fulfilling tasks as they are assigne…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Administrative Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Administrative Assistant are from the companies CBI Health Group, Re/Max Real Estate and HollisWealth. Reported salaries are highest at University Health Network (UHN) where the average pay is C$24.88. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Stantec Consulting Ltd. and HollisWealth, earning around C$24.87 and C$17.04, respectively. Re/Max Real Estate pays the lowest at around C$14.74. RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and The Investors Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$15.48 and C$16.00, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Administrative Assistant
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Office Administration and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry, Customer Service and Administration.
Pay by Experience Level for Administrative Assistant
An entry-level Administrative Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$15.18 based on 1,870 salaries. An early career Administrative Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$16.17 based on 5,262 salaries. A mid-career Administrative Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$17.99 based on 3,255 salaries. An experienced Administrative Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$19.29 based on 2,682 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$20.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Administrative Assistant in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 15.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (14.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (5.5% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (5.2% less) and Toronto, Ontario (1.9% less).
Years of Experience
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