Inexperienced accounting technicians may start at salaries not much higher than minimum wage. (As of October 1, 2016, the minimum wage in Alberta is $12.20 per hour for most jobs. For more information, see Alberta Employment Standards.) Starting salaries are higher for graduates of related post-secondary programs.
Accounting technicians are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 1311: Accounting technicians and bookkeepers.
According to the 2015 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Albertans in the Accounting technicians and bookkeepers occupational group earned on average from $22.45 to $32.28 an hour. The overall average wage was $27.46 an hour. For more information, see the Accounting technicians and bookkeepers wage profile.