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Average Salary in Canada 2018

How much money does a person working in Canada make?

5,597 CAD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Canada typically earns around 5,597 CAD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Canada | All Jobs

25% of people earn
3,333 CAD
or less
50% of people earn
4,600 CAD
or less
75% of people earn
6,667 CAD
or less
Minimum
1,000 CAD
Median
4,600 CAD
Maximum
33,333 CAD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Canada range between 1,000 CAD per month (minimum salary) to 33,333 CAD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,600 CAD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 4,600 CAD while the other half are earning more than 4,600 CAD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 3,333 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,333 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 6,667 CAD while 25% are earning more than 6,667 CAD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Trend and Forecast in Canada

How are Canada salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

2015201620172018
Average Salary 2015    =  
5,243 CAD
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
5,369 CAD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
5,519 CAD
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
5,597 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Canada are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 1% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.


Average Hourly Wage in Canada | All Jobs

29 CAD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Canada | All Jobs is 29 CAD. This means that the average person in Canada earns approximatly 29 CAD for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Abbotsford4,709 CAD
Airdrie6,878 CAD
Brampton4,538 CAD
Brandon6,208 CAD
Burnaby6,857 CAD
Calgary6,806 CAD
Charlottetown4,811 CAD
Coquitlam5,258 CAD
Edmonton6,368 CAD
Fredericton5,068 CAD
Gatineau4,842 CAD
Grande Prairie6,043 CAD
Halifax4,543 CAD
Hamilton4,498 CAD
Iqaluit5,767 CAD
Kelowna4,586 CAD
Kitchener5,085 CAD
Langley7,865 CAD
Laval5,479 CAD
Lethbridge4,731 CAD
London5,288 CAD
Longueuil7,101 CAD
Markham5,306 CAD
Medicine Hat4,264 CAD
Mississauga5,190 CAD
Moncton3,978 CAD
Montreal5,585 CAD
Mount Pearl4,146 CAD
North Vancouver5,361 CAD
Ottawa5,344 CAD
Portage la Prairie7,028 CAD
Prince Albert2,900 CAD
Quebec4,559 CAD
Red Deer6,597 CAD
Regina5,093 CAD
Richmond5,068 CAD
Saanich4,630 CAD
Saint John5,523 CAD
Saskatoon5,566 CAD
Sherbrooke5,222 CAD
St. Albert4,210 CAD
St. Johns6,370 CAD
Steinbach4,067 CAD
Surrey4,901 CAD
Toronto5,996 CAD
Vancouver5,580 CAD
Vaughan4,992 CAD
Windsor4,754 CAD
Winnipeg4,588 CAD
Wood Buffalo9,173 CAD
Yellowknife6,056 CAD
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