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Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Average Salaries in Canada 2018

How much money does a person working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire make in Canada?

4,856 CAD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire in Canada typically earns around 4,856 CAD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Law Enforcement / Security / Fire jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Investigator5,833 CAD
Parole Officer5,497 CAD
Police Officer7,001 CAD
Prison Officer3,250 CAD
Security Adviser5,217 CAD
Security Guard3,534 CAD
Security Manager4,020 CAD
Security Officer2,667 CAD
Security Technician4,156 CAD

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Jobs Salary Distribution in Canada

25% of people earn
3,500 CAD
or less
50% of people earn
5,000 CAD
or less
75% of people earn
6,492 CAD
or less
2,253 CAD
5,000 CAD
8,583 CAD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries in Canada range between 2,253 CAD per month (minimum salary) to 8,583 CAD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,000 CAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 5,000 CAD while the other half are earning more than 5,000 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 people working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 3,500 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,500 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 6,492 CAD while 25% are earning more than 6,492 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

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Salary Forecast and Trend in Canada

How do Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2015    =  
4,549 CAD
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
4,631 CAD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
4,761 CAD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
4,856 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries in Canada are rising in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% 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.

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Hourly Average Wage in Canada

25 CAD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Canada for Law Enforcement / Security / Fire is 25 CAD. This means that the average person in Canada earns approximatly 25 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 of Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Jobs in Canada

4,856 CAD
5,597 CAD
Average Salary
Law Enforcement / Security / Fire
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Canada salaries for Law Enforcement / Security / Fire and All Jobs and we found that Law Enforcement / Security / Fire salaries are 13% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Edmonton5,102 CAD
Mississauga2,773 CAD
Ottawa6,917 CAD
Toronto3,679 CAD
Vancouver3,900 CAD
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