Average remuneration of educators

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Average remuneration of educators data for Alberta were not available for this release for the years prior to 2004/2005. Between 1999/2000 and 2005/2006, average remuneration of educators (in current dollars) rose in all provinces and territories in Canada, except in Newfoundland and Labrador (-4.4%), Prince Edward Island (-5.9%), Ontario (-1.1%) and British Columbia (-2.1%) in 1999/2000, New Brunswick (-0.8%) and in the Yukon (-1.7%) in 2000/2001, the Yukon (-1.4%) and Nunavut (-8.7%) in 2004/2005, Nova Scotia (-5.1%) and in Nunavut (-9.8%) in 2005/2006 (Table A.12).

In 2005/2006, Alberta had the smallest gap between the average remuneration per full-time educators and full-year, full-time workers. The average remuneration for Alberta educators was $59,800, compared to $54,700 for full-year, full-time workers, a difference of only $5,100. Manitoba was the jurisdiction with the largest gap between the average remuneration per full-time educator ($65,800) and full-year, full-time workers ($42,500). In all the other provinces, the average remuneration of educators exceeded the income of full-year, full-time workers by more than $11,400 (Chart 9 and Tables A.12 and A.31).

Chart 9
Average remuneration per educator (in current dollars), Canada, provinces and territories, 2005/2006

In 2005/2006, in Ontario, educators earned around $70,500 on average, (in current dollars) and they were responsible for a little over 15 students. In contrast, in Quebec, educators earned around $55,000 and were responsible for under 14 students (Chart 9 and Tables A.11 and A.12).

In 2005/2006, educators in the three Territories earned the highest average remuneration, with Nunavut topping out at slightly over $96,000. Educators in Nunavut were responsible for slightly less that 14 students (Chart 9 and Tables A.11 and A.12).