Average Small Business Owner / Operator Salary in Canada

C$61,756
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$7,500
Bonus
C$12,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Small Business Owner / Operator in Canada is C$61,756.
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C$30k
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C$62k
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C$143k
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MEDIAN C$61,756
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Salary
C$30k - C$143k
Bonus
C$2 - C$108k
Profit Sharing
C$5k - C$15k
Total Pay
C$30k - C$170k

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Job Description for Small Business Owner / Operator

Small Business Owner / Operator Tasks
  • Oversee company operations, directing production, sales, administrative, and/or distribution activities.
  • Oversee and/or assist with personnel management, including hiring, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Oversee and/or assist with client acquisition and marketing strategies.
  • Develop and/or assist with company-wide policies, procedures, objectives, and business strategies.
  • Direct and review financial activities, measuring productivity, setting prices, and/or managing budgets.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Small Business Owner / Operator. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Small Business Owner / Operator
Office Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Small Business Owner / Operator

Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Sales, Leadership, Customer Service and Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Small Business Owner / Operator

An entry-level Small Business Owner / Operator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$30,521 based on 13 salaries. An early career Small Business Owner / Operator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$43,341 based on 35 salaries. A mid-career Small Business Owner / Operator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$60,000 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Small Business Owner / Operator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$81,389 based on 58 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$70,000.
Employees with Small Business Owner / Operator in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 45.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Winnipeg, Manitoba (45.7% more) and Victoria, British Columbia (17.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Vancouver, British Columbia (35.2% less), Ottawa, Ontario (22.3% less) and Calgary, Alberta (5.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 204 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.4%
Early Career
17.2%
Mid Career
22.5%
Experienced
28.4%
Late Career
25.5%

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