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Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Average Salary in Canada 2018

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

4,900 CAD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire in Canada typically earns around 4,900 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.

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Jobs Salary Distribution in Canada

25% of people earn
3,473 CAD
or less
50% of people earn
5,000 CAD
or less
75% of people earn
6,246 CAD
or less
2,253 CAD
5,000 CAD
8,583 CAD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

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 similar values: the 25th and 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 3,473 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,473 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Law Enforcement / Security / Fire are earning less than 6,246 CAD while 25% of them are earning more than 6,246 CAD.

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

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both 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. You have plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. Luckily for you, we have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

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

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

Average Salary 2015    =  
4,590 CAD
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
4,673 CAD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
4,804 CAD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
4,900 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Law Enforcement / Security / Fire 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 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet slow continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Law Enforcement / Security / Fire Average Hourly 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 is considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By Job Title (Average Monthly Salary)

Job TitleAverage Salary
Investigator5,833 CAD
Parole Officer5,497 CAD
Police Officer7,001 CAD
Prison Officer3,250 CAD
Security Adviser5,217 CAD
Security Guard3,446 CAD
Security Manager4,020 CAD
Security Officer2,667 CAD
Security Technician4,156 CAD

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Salary Comparison By State (Average Monthly Salary)

StateAverage Salary
Alberta5,282 CAD
British Columbia5,750 CAD
Ontario4,245 CAD

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