The average salary for BC teachers is C$ 60,975. The average income varies depending on the district and between positions. Generally, the bigger cities are able to pay higher salaries. Calgary offers the highest average salary of all districts at C$ 75,300. If we look at positions in that salary range, high school teacher makes a median salary of around $75,000. ESL Teachers make anywhere from $53-$59 an hour depending on the experience level. A French Immersion teacher makes around $43-$47 an hour with a median experience of 17 years.
BC Teachers’ Association
Teachers in BC earn a median salary of $84,000 per year, which is roughly $4,000 more than the national average. Teachers in BC start out earning about $54,000 per year, with a range of $48,000 to $58,000.
Salary for bc teachers
A person working in Teaching / Education in British Columbia typically earns around 139,000 CAD per year. Salaries range from 66,500 CAD (lowest average) to 253,000 CAD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Teaching / Education careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
Salaries for specific jobs
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||134,000 CAD|
|Academic Coach||140,000 CAD|
|Academic Manager||158,000 CAD|
|Academic Specialist||123,000 CAD|
|Academic Staff||110,000 CAD|
Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in British Columbia
The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range
- Salary RangeTeaching / Education salaries in British Columbia range from 66,500 CAD per year (minimum average salary) to 253,000 CAD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
- Median SalaryThe median salary is 147,000 CAD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 147,000 CAD while the other half are earning more than 147,000 CAD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
- PercentilesClosely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 96,100 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 96,100 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 212,000 CAD while 25% are earning more than 212,000 CAD.
Salary Comparison by Years of Experience
How does a person’s salary progress over time?
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
Salary Comparison By Education
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor’s Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master’s Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor’s Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master’s Degree holders on average while doing the same job.