The average wage for an Office Assistant is C$14.94 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

C$25,770 - C$46,214
C$26K
C$35K
C$46K
MEDIAN: C$34,627
10%
50%
90%
C$11.61 - C$20.09
C$12
C$15
C$20
MEDIAN: C$14.90
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$46K
Salary C$25,770 - C$46,214
Bonus C$57.61 - C$5,011
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$24,470 - C$43,533
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 261
Hourly Data C$0C$31
Hourly Rate C$11.61 - C$20.09
Hourly Tips C$0.44
Overtime C$10.00 - C$31.18
Annual Data C$0C$43K
Bonus C$57.61 - C$5,011
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$24,470 - C$43,533
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 551

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.

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Office Assistant Tasks

  • Answer phones, direct calls and take messages.
  • Operate office machines; photocopiers and scanners, facsimile machines, voice mail systems and personal computers.
  • Maintain and update filing, inventory, mailing and database systems.
  • Open, sort and route incoming mail, answer correspondence and prepare outgoing mail.
  • Complete and mail bills, contracts, policies, invoices and checks.

Office Assistant Pay By Employer

$0$37K

Food Lion
21 profiles
$18,917

$18,661

LHC Group, Inc.
9 profiles
$27,733

Westat, Inc.
9 profiles
$27,442

$25,958

$27,082

$28,028

$34,186

Merry Maids Inc
3 profiles
$27,144

Common Career Paths for Office Assistant


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Popular Skills for Office Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Office Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Office Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Office Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$31,000 based on 244 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Office Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$34,000 based on 110 salaries. An experienced Office Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$36,000 based on 72 salaries. An Office Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$36,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$31,882

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Office Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Office Assistant?

Office Assistant in Toronto:
"Like the culture, stress level, management, office condition"
Pros: Learning something new - having additional responsiblity. Variety of duties
Cons:

Office Assistant in Brampton:
"Work flexibility"
Pros: I like the idea of working from monday-friday 9am-5pm
Cons: I don't like the idea of getting paid 10.25 an hour

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Key Stats for Office Assistant

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Office Assistant Salaries

▲14%

▲14%

▲8%

National Average
C$32,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Office Assistant Salaries

Accounts Payable
▲10%

Accounts Receivable
▲6%

Accounting
▲4%

Office Administration
▲1%

Payroll Administration
▼0%

National Average
C$32,000

▼1%



▼2%

Filing
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 48%