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Average Salary in Canada 2020

How much money does a person working in Canada make?

6,088 CAD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Canada typically earns around 6,088 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

Median and salary distribution monthly Canada

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Canada range between 824 CAD per month (minimum salary) to 26,959 CAD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,905 CAD per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 5,905 CAD while the other half are earning more than 5,905 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 3,028 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,028 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 15,446 CAD while 25% are earning more than 15,446 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Canada
Average Salary 2017    =  
5,704 CAD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
5,795 CAD
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
5,922 CAD
Average Salary 2020    +3%  
6,088 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Canada are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 3% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary

Average Hourly Wage in Canada | All Jobs

35 CAD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Canada | All Jobs is 35 CAD. This means that the average person in Canada earns approximatly 35 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
Brampton6,236 CAD
Calgary6,422 CAD
Edmonton6,368 CAD
Gatineau5,862 CAD
Halifax5,951 CAD
Hamilton6,292 CAD
Kitchener6,141 CAD
Markham6,061 CAD
Mississauga6,473 CAD
Montreal6,851 CAD
Ottawa6,528 CAD
Quebec6,417 CAD
Regina5,781 CAD
Richmond5,474 CAD
Saskatoon5,839 CAD
Surrey6,009 CAD
Toronto6,832 CAD
Vancouver6,548 CAD
Vaughan5,942 CAD
Windsor5,885 CAD
Winnipeg6,334 CAD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alberta6,548 CAD
British Columbia6,663 CAD
Manitoba6,293 CAD
New Brunswick5,607 CAD
Newfoundland-Labrador5,493 CAD
Northwest Territories6,097 CAD
Nova Scotia5,744 CAD
Nunavut6,349 CAD
Ontario6,835 CAD
Prince Edward Island5,282 CAD
Quebec6,729 CAD
Saskatchewan5,894 CAD
Yukon5,418 CAD
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