A person working as a Secondary School Teacher in Canada typically earns around 95,900 CAD per year. Salaries range from 48,900 CAD (lowest) to 148,000 CAD (highest).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Secondary School Teacher salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Secondary School Teacher salaries in Canada range from 48,900 CAD per year (minimum salary) to 148,000 CAD per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 94,000 CAD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 94,000 CAD while the other half are earning more than 94,000 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 Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 64,300 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 64,300 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Secondary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 118,000 CAD while 25% are earning more than 118,000 CAD.
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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Secondary School Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Secondary School Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 54,900 CAD per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 71,700 CAD per year, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 100,000 CAD per year, 40% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Secondary School Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 121,000 CAD per year, 20% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 131,000 CAD per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 141,000 CAD per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+31%|
|5 - 10 Years||+40%|
|10 - 15 Years||+20%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Secondary School Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Secondary School Teacher is 67,700 CAD per year.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 120,000 CAD per year, 77% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Canada costs anywhere from 49,800 Canadian Dollar(s) to 149,000 Canadian Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Secondary School Teacher employees in Canada earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Secondary School Teacher(s) in Canada are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Canada for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Secondary School Teacher is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Secondary School Teacher is 24% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||129,000 CAD||+34%|
|Academic Coach||129,000 CAD||+34%|
|Academic Manager||147,000 CAD||+53%|
|Academic Specialist||115,000 CAD||+20%|
|Academic Staff||93,700 CAD||-2%|
|Achievement Coach||128,000 CAD||+33%|
|Admissions Specialist||112,000 CAD||+17%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||100,000 CAD||+4%|
|Anthropology Teacher||98,900 CAD||+3%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||94,700 CAD||-1%|
|Archeology Teacher||106,000 CAD||+10%|
|Architecture Teacher||108,000 CAD||+13%|
|Art Teacher||91,500 CAD||-5%|
|Assistant School Principal||125,000 CAD||+30%|
|Assistant Teacher||85,300 CAD||-11%|
|Biochemistry Professor||179,000 CAD||+87%|
|Biology Teacher||102,000 CAD||+6%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||118,000 CAD||+23%|
|Business Teacher||100,000 CAD||+4%|
|Chemistry Teacher||101,000 CAD||+5%|
|Child Care Coordinator||97,900 CAD||+2%|
|Child Care Worker||82,000 CAD||-15%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||153,000 CAD||+59%|
|College Aide||130,000 CAD||+35%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||130,000 CAD||+35%|
|College President||222,000 CAD||+130%|
|Communications Teacher||101,000 CAD||+5%|
|Community Education Officer||85,300 CAD||-11%|
|Computer Science Teacher||98,700 CAD||+3%|
|Computer Teacher||94,800 CAD||-1%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||119,000 CAD||+24%|
|Credit Counselor||128,000 CAD||+33%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||100,000 CAD||+4%|
|Curriculum Developer||126,000 CAD||+31%|
|Curriculum Specialist||125,000 CAD||+30%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||123,000 CAD||+28%|
|Director of Learning Technology||134,000 CAD||+40%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||112,000 CAD||+17%|
|Economics Lecturer||177,000 CAD||+84%|
|Education Administrator||115,000 CAD||+20%|
|Education Assistant Director||133,000 CAD||+39%|
|Education Assistant Principal||113,000 CAD||+18%|
|Education Assistant Professor||138,000 CAD||+44%|
|Education Consultant||136,000 CAD||+42%|
|Education Coordinator||111,000 CAD||+16%|
|Education Counselor||115,000 CAD||+20%|
|Education Director||180,000 CAD||+88%|
|Education Program Specialist||131,000 CAD||+37%|
|Education Researcher||139,000 CAD||+45%|
|Education Resource Specialist||110,000 CAD||+15%|
|Education Services Facilitator||120,000 CAD||+25%|
|Educational Psychologist||153,000 CAD||+59%|
|EFL Teacher||97,500 CAD||+2%|
|eLearning Trainer||92,400 CAD||-4%|
|Elementary School Teacher||83,000 CAD||-13%|
|Engineering Lecturer||167,000 CAD||+74%|
|Engineering Teacher||141,000 CAD||+47%|
|English Teacher||94,500 CAD||-2%|
|ESL Teacher||102,000 CAD||+6%|
|Faculty Assistant||122,000 CAD||+27%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||90,800 CAD||-5%|
|GED Teacher||85,700 CAD||-11%|
|Geography Teacher||98,500 CAD||+3%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||141,000 CAD||+47%|
|Head of School||159,000 CAD||+66%|
|High School Teacher||106,000 CAD||+10%|
|History Teacher||102,000 CAD||+6%|
|Infant Teacher||74,100 CAD||-23%|
|Instructional Assistant||104,000 CAD||+8%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||81,000 CAD||-16%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||85,800 CAD||-11%|
|Law Teacher||148,000 CAD||+54%|
|Learning Designer||122,000 CAD||+27%|
|Library Assistant||69,800 CAD||-27%|
|Library Director||120,000 CAD||+25%|
|Library Specialist||86,500 CAD||-10%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||102,000 CAD||+6%|
|Math Lecturer||175,000 CAD||+82%|
|Mathematics Teacher||117,000 CAD||+22%|
|Middle School Teacher||101,000 CAD||+5%|
|Music Teacher||89,700 CAD||-7%|
|Nursery Manager||145,000 CAD||+51%|
|Nursery Worker||62,200 CAD||-35%|
|Physical Education Specialist||113,000 CAD||+18%|
|Physical Education Teacher||89,100 CAD||-7%|
|Physics Teacher||105,000 CAD||+9%|
|Political Science Teacher||103,000 CAD||+7%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||157,000 CAD||+64%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||115,000 CAD||+20%|
|Preschool Teacher||84,300 CAD||-12%|
|Primary School Teacher||91,600 CAD||-5%|
|Product Specialist||113,000 CAD||+18%|
|Professor - Accounting||176,000 CAD||+83%|
|Professor - Architecture||186,000 CAD||+94%|
|Professor - Biology||169,000 CAD||+76%|
|Professor - Business Administration||171,000 CAD||+78%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||195,000 CAD||+100%|
|Professor - Chemistry||180,000 CAD||+88%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||174,000 CAD||+81%|
|Professor - Communication||179,000 CAD||+87%|
|Professor - Computer Science||177,000 CAD||+84%|
|Professor - Dentistry||191,000 CAD||+99%|
|Professor - Drama||165,000 CAD||+72%|
|Professor - Economics||185,000 CAD||+93%|
|Professor - Education||189,000 CAD||+97%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||185,000 CAD||+93%|
|Professor - English||174,000 CAD||+81%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||193,000 CAD||+100%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||169,000 CAD||+76%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||181,000 CAD||+89%|
|Professor - History||172,000 CAD||+79%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||177,000 CAD||+84%|
|Professor - Law||199,000 CAD||+110%|
|Professor - Legal Support||167,000 CAD||+74%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||181,000 CAD||+89%|
|Professor - Marketing||176,000 CAD||+83%|
|Professor - Mathematics||186,000 CAD||+94%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||189,000 CAD||+97%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||197,000 CAD||+110%|
|Professor - Medicine||209,000 CAD||+120%|
|Professor - Music||166,000 CAD||+73%|
|Professor - Nursing||177,000 CAD||+84%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||175,000 CAD||+82%|
|Professor - Philosophy||183,000 CAD||+91%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||181,000 CAD||+89%|
|Professor - Physics||194,000 CAD||+100%|
|Professor - Psychology||183,000 CAD||+91%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||160,000 CAD||+67%|
|Professor - Social Work||163,000 CAD||+70%|
|Professor - Sociology||185,000 CAD||+93%|
|Professor - Special Education||177,000 CAD||+84%|
|Psychology Teacher||151,000 CAD||+57%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||151,000 CAD||+57%|
|School Counselor||133,000 CAD||+39%|
|Science Educator||99,700 CAD||+4%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||88,900 CAD||-7%|
|Science Teacher||103,000 CAD||+7%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||108,000 CAD||+13%|
|Secondary School Teacher||95,900 CAD||-0%|
|Special Education Teacher||100,000 CAD||+4%|
|Special Needs Assistant||84,800 CAD||-12%|
|Statistics Lecturer||178,000 CAD||+86%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||96,400 CAD||+0%|
|Student Development Specialist||112,000 CAD||+17%|
|Student Employment Specialist||110,000 CAD||+15%|
|Student Services||87,100 CAD||-9%|
|Student Support Manager||118,000 CAD||+23%|
|Substitute Teacher||86,100 CAD||-10%|
|Teacher Aide||75,800 CAD||-21%|
|Teacher Trainer||114,000 CAD||+19%|
|Training and Development Specialist||135,000 CAD||+41%|
|Training Coordinator||88,600 CAD||-8%|
|University Teacher||179,000 CAD||+87%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||98,500 CAD||+3%|
|British Columbia||104,000 CAD|
|New Brunswick||93,900 CAD|
|Northwest Territories||100,000 CAD|
|Nova Scotia||89,200 CAD|
|Prince Edward Island||84,300 CAD|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Canada earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.