Administrative assistants

National Occupation Code (NOC): 1241  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Administrative assistants perform a variety of administrative duties in support of managerial and professional employers. They are employed throughout the private and public sectors.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant - Office
  • Administrative Secretary
  • Appointment Secretary
  • Church Secretary
  • Contracts Secretary
  • Executive Secretary (except Legal And Medical)
  • Finance Secretary
  • Human Resources Secretary
  • Loans And Grants Administrative Assistant
  • Office Administrative Assistant
  • Personal Secretary
  • Private Secretary
  • Recording Secretary
  • Sales Secretary
  • School Secretary
  • Secretary (except Legal And Medical)
  • Secretary-clerk
  • Taxation Service Secretary
  • Technical Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Executive Secretary (except Legal And Medical)
  • Office Administrative Assistant
  • Private Secretary
  • Secretary (except Legal And Medical)
  • Technical Secretary
  • Secretary-clerk
  • Admin Assistant
  • Administration Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Administrator

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for administrative assistants.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $30,096
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $38,790
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $39,477
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $41,004
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $35,887
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $32,624
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $37,724
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for administrative assistants.

Gender Median Income
Male $37,724
Female $21,518
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Back to top

Extracted Salary Information (1075 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for administrative assistants.

$5,200.00
Lowest Observed
$115,050.00
Highest Observed
$38,000.00
25th Percentile
$43,292.17
Average
$44,850.00
Median
$47,775.00
75th Percentile

Back to top

Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for administrative assistants

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 1,005
25 to 34 years 1,970
35 to 44 years 2,140
45 to 54 years 2,930
55 to 64 years 2,425
65 to 74 years 580
75 years and over 65
Total 11,115
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

Back to top

Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for administrative assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 5,650
Part Time 5,760
Total 11,410
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Back to top

Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for administrative assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 705
Female 10,405
Total 11,115
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Back to top

Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for administrative assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 10,400
Self Employed 715
Total 11,115
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

Back to top

Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for administrative assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 10,550
Unemployed 560
Total 11,115
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

Back to top

Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for administrative assistants. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 570
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 3,585
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 300
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 3,530
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 365
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 3,075
Total 11,410
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Back to top

Help Us Serve You Better

We are collecting data to better understand who is looking for work and what kind of opportunities jobseekers are searching for. This data is completely anonymous and non-personally identifiable.

Your Age: