How much does a Secretary make?

Updated Jan. 26, 2022
$50,127 /yr
Average Base Pay

238 salaries

$35K

Low

$50K

Average

$72K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Secretary make? The national average salary for a Secretary is $50,127 in Canada. Filter by location to see Secretary salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 238 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Secretary employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Secretary$50,127 /yr
L3
Senior Secretary$51,256 /yr
L4
Secretary IV$64,905 /yr
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Canadian Mental Health Association
4

Canadian Mental Health Association

Secretary - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $20 - $25
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$20

$25

$20 - $25 Range

Nova Scotia Health Authority
3.8

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Secretary - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $21 - $23

$21

$23

$21 - $23 Range

Province of Nova Scotia
3.8

Province of Nova Scotia

Secretary - Monthly

$3,731

 /mo
Range: $3K - $6K

$3K

$6K

$3,127 - $6,040 Range

Town of Ponoka
2

Town of Ponoka

Secretary - Hourly

$27

 /hr
Range: $25 - $29

$25

$29

$25 - $29 Range

Athabasca University
3.2

Athabasca University

Secretary

$65,429

 /yr
Range: $42K - $68K

$42K

$68K

$41,934 - $67,890 Range

Simon Fraser University
4.1

Simon Fraser University

Secretary - Monthly

$3,969

 /mo
Range: $4K - $4K

$4K

$4K

$3,615 - $4,266 Range

Vancouver Coastal Health
4.1

Vancouver Coastal Health

Secretary - Hourly

$24

 /hr
Range: $23 - $24

$23

$24

$23 - $24 Range

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Toronto Catholic District School Board
4

Toronto Catholic District School Board

Secretary

$44,065

 /yr
Range: $35K - $51K

$35K

$51K

$35,392 - $50,666 Range

Fort McMurray Public Schools
4.1

Fort McMurray Public Schools

Secretary - Hourly

$30

 /hr
Range: $29 - $31

$29

$31

$29 - $31 Range

Horizon School Division
2.9

Horizon School Division

Secretary - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $22 - $24

$22

$24

$22 - $24 Range

Village of Port Alice

Village of Port Alice

Secretary - Hourly

$27

 /hr
Range: $25 - $28

$25

$28

$25 - $28 Range

Alberta Health Services
3.8

Alberta Health Services

Secretary

$60,672

 /yr
Range: $58K - $62K

$58K

$62K

$58,384 - $61,561 Range

University of Victoria
4.3

University of Victoria

Secretary

$47,180

 /yr
Range: $45K - $50K

$45K

$50K

$45,495 - $50,368 Range

Agape Hospice (Canada)
2.9

Agape Hospice (Canada)

Secretary - Hourly

$24

 /hr
Range: $23 - $26

$23

$26

$23 - $26 Range

Canadian Auto Workers

Secretary - Hourly

$28

 /hr
Range: $28 - $29

$28

$29

$28 - $29 Range

Living Realty
3.5

Living Realty

Secretary - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $13 - $15

$13

$15

$13 - $15 Range

UFCW International

Secretary - Hourly

$33

 /hr
Range: $33 - $33

$33

$33

$33 - $33 Range

McDonald's
3.5

McDonald's

Secretary - Hourly
About 

$5 -$13

 hourly

$5

$13

$5 - $13 Range

University of British Columbia
4.3

$41K

$48K

$40,642 - $48,202 Range

Government of Canada
4.1

Government of Canada

Secretary
About 

$41K -$53K

$41K

$53K

$41,337 - $53,386 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Secretary salaries

The national average salary for a Secretary is $50,127 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see a Secretary salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 238 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Secretary employees.

The highest salary for a Secretary in Canada is $71,554 per year.

The lowest salary for a Secretary in Canada is $35,116 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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$21
hourly
A Secretary in the Toronto Area area reported making $21 per hour
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1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$30
hourly
A Corporate Secretary in the Montreal Area area reported making $30 per hour
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5-7 years experience
Montreal Area area
Contract
 
1 to 50 employees
Non-profit Organisation
$15
hourly
A Secretary in the Toronto Area area reported making $15 per hour
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1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$100,000
per year
A Secretary in the Montreal Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$43,000
per year
A Secretary in the Halifax Area area reported making $43,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Halifax Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$66,488
per year
A Secretary in the Kitchener Area area reported making $66,488 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Kitchener Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
School / School District