PUBLIC SECTOR SALARY IN CANADA

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Average gross salary for Public Sector GROSS SALARY
CA$ 78,635
Average gorss salary (USD) for Public Sector GROSS SALARY (USD)
US$ 69,512
Average net salary for Public Sector NET SALARY
CA$ 53,503
The most typical salary for Public Sector MOST TYPICAL GROSS
CA$ 62,169
  Updated: 19 Aug 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 31%
  Salary entries: 139

Public Sector Earnings in Canada

Average salary for Public Sector in Canada is CA$ 78,635.

Average take home earning is CA$ 53,503 (Net).

The most typical salary is CA$ 62,169 (Gross).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
7 % CA$ 132,500
12 % CA$ 122,471
22 % CA$ 101,571
58 % CA$ 73,082
86 % CA$ 53,800
95 % CA$ 44,338
98 % CA$ 31,250
Career Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Public Administration CA$ 75,685 US$ 66,441 38
Social Worker CA$ 60,686 US$ 55,987 15
Public Administration Lead CA$ 113,958 US$ 97,409 12
Public Relations CA$ 32,500 US$ 27,146 04
Public Relations Manager CA$ 90,000 US$ 90,310 01
City Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Toronto CA$ 77,804 US$ 68,087 35
Ottawa CA$ 81,140 US$ 73,470 33
Vancouver, Canada CA$ 65,293 US$ 57,821 16
Calgary CA$ 83,085 US$ 72,428 07
Halifax CA$ 71,285 US$ 66,161 07
Edmonton CA$ 90,128 US$ 75,541 06
Montreal CA$ 103,682 US$ 82,101 04
Winnipeg CA$ 97,312 US$ 79,370 04
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  SALARY BY LEVEL   PUBLIC SECTOR   CANADA

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
195K US$ 171,585 CA$ 190,000
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205K US$ 152,860 CA$ 200,000
01
145K US$ 124,771 CA$ 144,000
03
155K US$ 124,549 CA$ 156,000
01
135K US$ 111,329 CA$ 132,500
04
125K US$ 107,622 CA$ 122,471
06
115K US$ 101,383 CA$ 113,464
07
105K US$ 85,768 CA$ 101,571
07
95K US$ 84,066 CA$ 93,347
12
85K US$ 77,436 CA$ 85,284
19
75K US$ 64,643 CA$ 73,082
20
65K US$ 52,470 CA$ 62,169
21
55K US$ 50,992 CA$ 53,800
17
45K US$ 40,840 CA$ 44,338
13
35K US$ 28,389 CA$ 31,250
04
25K US$ 19,791 CA$ 21,743
02
15K US$ 12,012 CA$ 15,000
01

  SALARY BY GENDER   PUBLIC SECTOR   CANADA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 76,672 CA$ 88,992 76
Women US$ 57,635 CA$ 66,940 38
N/A US$ 65,798 CA$ 64,927 25

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   PUBLIC SECTOR   CANADA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 81,297 CA$ 88,250 04
Masters Degree US$ 70,844 CA$ 81,499 38
Bachelors Degree US$ 68,804 CA$ 78,077 64
Some College US$ 71,103 CA$ 77,660 28
High School US$ 47,894 CA$ 58,750 04
Bellow H. School US$ 59,001 CA$ 73,900 01

Public Sector workers holding Doctorate Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in Canada. With an earned Doctorate Degree, they grosses CA$ 88,250. While Public Sector workers with High School education earn the least, with an average gross income of CA$ 58,750. This is 69.74% lower of what Doctorate Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   PUBLIC SECTOR   CANADA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 88,217 CA$ 100,228 44
16-20 Years US$ 73,149 CA$ 87,699 21
12-16 Years US$ 77,585 CA$ 85,230 13
8-12 Years US$ 60,562 CA$ 68,520 12
4-8 Years US$ 58,602 CA$ 62,569 18
2-4 Years US$ 48,365 CA$ 53,323 22
1-2 Years US$ 40,897 CA$ 49,333 06
0-1 Year US$ 48,300 CA$ 51,000 03

Public Sector workers in Canada with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 20+ Years of experience earn a gross average of CA$ 100,228 compared to CA$ 49,333 for their counterparts with 1-2 Years of experience. The difference between workers with 20+ Years of experience and 1-2 Years is 115.71%.


  SALARY BY AGE   PUBLIC SECTOR   CANADA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 34,393 CA$ 45,000 01
63-68 US$ 86,362 CA$ 110,000 02
57-62 US$ 88,098 CA$ 101,414 07
51-56 US$ 80,824 CA$ 91,656 19
45-50 US$ 80,145 CA$ 90,128 20
39-44 US$ 75,831 CA$ 90,279 19
33-38 US$ 64,343 CA$ 74,443 17
27-32 US$ 60,713 CA$ 71,373 17
22-26 US$ 40,795 CA$ 48,625 08
16-21 US$ 40,439 CA$ 51,250 04
N/A US$ 65,798 CA$ 64,927 25
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  SALARY BY CAREER   PUBLIC SECTOR   CANADA

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Public Administration Lead US$ 97,409 CA$ 113,958 12
2. Public Relations Manager US$ 90,310 CA$ 90,000 01
3. Other Public Sector Career US$ 71,447 CA$ 80,528 69
4. Public Administration US$ 66,441 CA$ 75,685 38
5. Social Worker US$ 55,987 CA$ 60,686 15
6. Public Relations US$ 27,146 CA$ 32,500 04

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In Canada economy, Public Administration Lead is on the top list of highest earners, earning an average gross salary of CA$ 113,958. Public Relations Manager and Other Public Sector Career follow, earning CA$ 90,000 and CA$ 80,528, respectively. Public Relations earn a gross annual average of CA$ 32,500, while Social Worker earn CA$ 60,686. The gap between the lowest and the highest paid careers is 258.83%.


  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   PUBLIC SECTOR   CANADA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 70,498 CA$ 79,297 123
Contract US$ 116,543 CA$ 115,000 01
Self Employed US$ 84,843 CA$ 102,538 06
Part Time US$ 40,589 CA$ 49,609 09
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  SALARY BY CITY   PUBLIC SECTOR   CANADA

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Victoria, Canada Public Sector in Victoria, Canada US$ 111,428 CA$ 120,706 03
2. Montreal Public Sector in Montreal US$ 82,101 CA$ 103,682 04
3. Winnipeg Public Sector in Winnipeg US$ 79,370 CA$ 97,312 04
4. Edmonton Public Sector in Edmonton US$ 75,541 CA$ 90,128 06
5. Calgary Public Sector in Calgary US$ 72,428 CA$ 83,085 07
6. Ottawa Public Sector in Ottawa US$ 73,470 CA$ 81,140 33
7. Toronto Public Sector in Toronto US$ 68,087 CA$ 77,804 35
8. Halifax Public Sector in Halifax US$ 66,161 CA$ 71,285 07
9. London, Canada Public Sector in London, Canada US$ 71,271 CA$ 70,327 02
10. Vancouver, Canada Public Sector in Vancouver, Canada US$ 57,821 CA$ 65,293 16

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    PUBLIC SECTOR

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Australia Australia Public Sector in Australia US$ 75,770 AU$ 87,583 64
2. United States United States Public Sector US$ 71,026 US$ 71,026 452
3. Canada Canada US$ 69,512 CA$ 78,635 139
4. United Kingdom United Kingdom Public Sector in United Kingdom US$ 52,247 GBP 34,574 90
5. Russia Russia Public Sector in Russia US$ 42,197 RUB 1,494,400 07
6. China China Public Sector in China US$ 28,528 CNY 184,306 15
7. Mexico Mexico Public Sector in Mexico US$ 26,136 MXN 505,390 05
8. India India Public Sector in India US$ 19,081 INR 1,186,636 53

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(37/37)  CIVIL SERVANT


 Posted: 19 Aug 2020

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Decision-making; interpreting and applying legislation; report-writing."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 106,000
US$ 80,581


(36/37)  AUDITOR


 Posted: 30 Jun 2020

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "CPA, auditing, taxation."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 117,250
US$ 89,133


(35/37)  BYLAW ENFORCEMENT


 Posted: 19 Jun 2020

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Bylaw enforcement."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 72,000
US$ 54,734


(34/37)  ECONOMIST


 Posted: 19 Jun 2020

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Bachelor of Economics + programming experience in Python, Java, and R."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 62,000
US$ 47,132


(33/37)  CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER


 Posted: 10 Jun 2020

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Clinical Counseling."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 85,000
US$ 64,617


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(32/37)  DIRECTOR


 Posted: 08 Mar 2020

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Strategic Planning, leadership, Accounting."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 135,000
US$ 102,627


(31/37)  BUSINESS EXPERTISE


 Posted: 05 Mar 2020

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Counselling, quality control, employees training."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 61,500
US$ 46,752


(30/37)  DIRECTOR


 Posted: 24 Jan 2020

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Business, Project Management, Government, Lean, etc."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 123,600
US$ 93,961


(29/37)  PARLIAMENTARY ADVISOR


 Posted: 10 Jan 2020

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Applied Politics."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 63,000
US$ 47,893


(28/37)  EQUIPMENT OPERATOR/TRANSPORT DRIVER


 Posted: 20 Nov 2019

Some College, 20+ years: "Working for the City. Seasonal Employment, spring to late fall."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 73,000
US$ 58,458


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(27/37)  POLICY ADVISER


 Posted: 11 Oct 2019

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Develop protection policies."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 123,228
US$ 98,680


(26/37)  PROGRAMS OFFICER


 Posted: 16 Jul 2019

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "Program Strategies."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 75,000
US$ 60,060


(25/37)  ANALYST


 Posted: 09 Jul 2019

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "I research things."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 56,000
US$ 44,844


(24/37)  LIFEGUARD


 Posted: 21 Jun 2019

High School, 1-2 years: "I work at a swimming pool."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 15,000
US$ 12,012


(23/37)  SENIOR ADVISOR


 Posted: 19 Jun 2019

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Policy development, advice to executive, manage industry relations."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 88,000
US$ 70,470


(22/37)  VP ENTERPRISE


 Posted: 04 Jun 2019

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Corporate oversight and business development."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 88,000
US$ 70,470


(21/37)  CASE WORKER


 Posted: 04 Jun 2019

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Child protection worker, counselling/ social services."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 72,000
US$ 57,657


(20/37)  TRADES MANAGER


 Posted: 05 May 2019

Some College, 20+ years: "Accountable 0f 3 field supervisors and 20 trades."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 146,000
US$ 116,916


(19/37)  SENIOR ADVISOR


 Posted: 29 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Lead a policy team for various regulated industries."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 88,500
US$ 70,870


(18/37)  BCP LEAD


 Posted: 21 Feb 2019

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "IT business continuity emergency management."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 146,000
US$ 116,916


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(17/37)  EXAMINER


 Posted: 09 Jan 2019

Masters Degree, 12-16 years: "Examiner of FI and banks in the Toronto GTA market."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 100,000
US$ 80,079


(16/37)  IT ENGINEER


 Posted: 21 Dec 2018

Doctorate Degree, 16-20 years: "I sit down and browse the internet whole day, like the website averagesalarysurvey.com."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 100,000
US$ 80,079


(15/37)  FIRST NATIONS RELATIONS ADVISOR


 Posted: 18 Dec 2018

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Consultation, chair workgroups, facilitation."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 73,000
US$ 58,458


(14/37)  LIBRARIAN


 Posted: 06 Dec 2018

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Librarian books reference."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 76,740
US$ 61,453


(13/37)  SENIOR ADVISOR, HR MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS


 Posted: 02 Dec 2018

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Strategy and operations responsibility for systems used to fulfill Human Resources responsibilities. Work for HR but responsible for being the main liaison with IT."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 135,000
US$ 108,107


(12/37)  MANAGER, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS


 Posted: 21 Nov 2018

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Strategy, partnerships local and global, planning and reporting, financial management, international relations."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 91,000
US$ 72,872


(11/37)  IMAGE MANAGER


 Posted: 16 Nov 2018

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Efficient worker did mass communication and b.a in functional English."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 20,000
US$ 16,016


(10/37)  SENIOR ADVISOR


 Posted: 07 Nov 2018

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Business development and policy advisor for the energy sector."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 87,000
US$ 69,669


(9/37)  POLICEMAN


 Posted: 06 Aug 2018

Some College, 16-20 years: "Exciting and fulfilling."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 90,000
US$ 72,071


(8/37)  TRADE COMMISSIONER


 Posted: 25 Mar 2018

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Business development assisting companies to penetrate international markets."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 130,000
US$ 104,103


(7/37)  PROGRAM MANAGER


 Posted: 28 Jan 2018

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Project manager for public health programs."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 30,000
US$ 24,024


(6/37)  PRODUCT MANAGER


 Posted: 05 Dec 2017

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "I manage and modernize technology products and services within government."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 110,000
US$ 84,073


(5/37)  MANAGER


 Posted: 19 Nov 2017

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Federal Government manager in the public sector supervising and managing 6 employees."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 100,000
US$ 76,430


(4/37)  CONSULAR OFFICER


 Posted: 11 Oct 2017

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Provide consular services to the citizens of the nation I work for who reside in the Vancouver region."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 74,000
US$ 56,558


(3/37)  HOUSING SUPPORT WORKER


 Posted: 14 Sep 2017

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Homelessness prevention supports so people maintain housing."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 60,000
US$ 45,858


(2/37)  CASE PROCESSING OFFICER


 Posted: 21 Aug 2017

Some College, 2-4 years: "I am working for the Government of Canada in the IRCC (Immigration and Refugee Citizenship Canada) branche. I am the processing officer for the Electronic Travel authorization for foreign visitors that are coming from Visa exempt countries."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 60,000
US$ 45,858


(1/37)  JR PROJECT ANALYST


 Posted: 11 Jul 2017

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "Stat analysis, program development and evaluation and community engagement."
Individual GROSS salary:
CA$ 63,000
US$ 48,151


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