The average hourly pay for an Office Assistant in Canada is C$15.34.
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C$12 - C$20
C$79 - C$3,250
C$0 - C$1,250
C$25,272 - C$44,383
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Job Description for Office Assistant
As the title implies, an office assistant assists in an office. The assistant will handle incoming phone calls and messages and will perform filing duties. The office assistant may be called upon to assist in typing memos and letters and transcribing hand-written notes as well, and most employers will require some degree of typing proficiency for this job. Additionally, the office assistant typically helps to keep the work areas of the office organized and tidy. The assistant also may be calle…Read more
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Popular Skills for Office Assistant
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Organizing, Microsoft Office, Data Entry and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Office Assistant
An entry-level Office Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$14.35 based on 65 salaries. An early career Office Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$15.09 based on 321 salaries. A mid-career Office Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$15.92 based on 140 salaries. An experienced Office Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$17.37 based on 103 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$17.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Office Assistant in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 11.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (10.8% more) and Mississauga, Ontario (4.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (7.4% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (4.6% less) and Toronto, Ontario (3.2% less).
Years of Experience
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