An Entry-Level Office Assistant earns an average wage of C$14.56 per hour.

C$24,912 - C$44,379
C$25K
C$33K
C$44K
MEDIAN: C$33,026
10%
50%
90%
C$11.44 - C$19.04
C$11
C$15
C$19
MEDIAN: C$14.51
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$44K
Salary C$24,912 - C$44,379
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,966
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$24,028 - C$41,084
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 165
Hourly Data C$0C$28
Hourly Rate C$11.44 - C$19.04
Hourly Tips C$0.44
Overtime C$5.82 - C$28.76
Annual Data C$0C$41K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,966
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$24,028 - C$41,084
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 379

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 Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$31,002

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

Office Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Office Assistant in Toronto:
"Confidence."
Be confident and knowledgeable in what you do it will help you to get trough a stressful day and to accomplish the goals you have set for yourself.

Office Assistant in Corner Brook:
"Stay Strong."
Continue to educate yourself, always be looking for the next best job. Stand up for yourself.

Office Assistant in Toronto:
"Good Listener."
Listen to what is being told to you. Always be polite and help out whenever you can. Be able to help out other departments when asked.

Key Stats for Office Assistant

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Office Assistant Salaries

Data Entry
▼0%

National Average
C$31,000




▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 49%