Convert my hourly rate to annual salary in Nova Scotia

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Some workers in Nova Scotia earn an hourly salary rather than an annual one. For calculating their annual salary for budgeting, large purchases or filing their taxes it can helpful to know their annual salary. This hourly rate to annual salary calculator can help them to figure out how much they really earn in a year. 

How do I calculate my annual salary from my hourly rate in Nova Scotia?

Calculating an annual salary from an hourly rate is simple. Just insert the average number of hours worked per week, the number of weeks of vacation and number of holidays taken, and the hourly wage. The tool will convert that hourly wage into an annual salary.  

The formula for calculating your annual salary is simple:

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Annual salary = average hours per week × hourly rate × (52 weeks minus weeks of vacation - weeks of holidays)

For example, imagine someone earns $15 per hour in Nova Scotia, works an average of 35 hours per week and has a total of 4 weeks of vacation and holidays. They would earn $25,200 per year.

Here is the math:

  • 35 hours × $15 per hour = $525 per week.
  • $525 per week × 48 weeks* = $25,200 per year.

*48 weeks assumes that the worker took a combined 4 weeks of vacation and holidays.

Note that this is a simplified formula that does not take into account overtime pay or paid vacation time. Based on those factors, which vary from job to job, an actual annual salary may be slightly different from this number. 

How many hours is full-time employment?

Anything over 30 hours per week is considered full-time employment in most Canadian provinces. Fewer than 30 hours per week is considered part-time.

With that said, 40 hours is the standard amount worked on a full-time salary in Canada. This usually breaks down to 8 hours per day for five days a week. 

There is a limit of 48 hours of work per week for most industries. Employees are also entitled to at least one full day of rest per seven-day period. Any hours beyond the standard 40 are considered overtime. They must be compensated at least 1.5 times the employee’s regular hourly rate. Exceptions apply for some jobs, including managers, doctors, lawyers, dentists, engineers and architects.

What is the hourly minimum wage in Nova Scotia?

The hourly minimum wage in Nova Scotia is $12.95.

The minimum wage is set at a provincial level so discrepancies exist in Canada. In 2022, the lowest minimum wage is $11.81 per hour in Saskatchewan. Nunavut has the highest at $16 per hour. 

What is the average annual salary in Nova Scotia?

The average annual salary is $42,300 for workers over 16 years old in Nova Scotia.

This compares to an average annual salary in Canada of $48,700 per year for that same age group. The median salary is $38,800.

What is the annual minimum salary in Nova Scotia?

Assuming you earn Nova Scotia’s minimum hourly rate of $12.95, work an average of 35 hours per week over 48 weeks per year you would earn $21,756 per year. 

Note that there is no defined annual minimum salary for an employee in Nova Scotia. Throughout Canada, the minimum wage is defined instead as an hourly rate. Since hourly jobs do not always guarantee a specific amount of hours or a regular schedule, legally speaking, there is no annual minimum wage. 

What is my hourly rate if my annual salary is…?

Wondering what hourly rate you earn on a $50k annual salary in Nova Scotia? On a $60k salary or a $40k salary?

To calculate your hourly rate from your annual salary, please refer to the chart below. It assumes 40 hours worked per week and 20 unpaid days off per year for vacation and holidays. 

Annual salary Hourly rate
$25,000$13.02
$30,000$15.63
$35,000$18.23
$40,000$20.83
$45,000$23.44
$50,000$26.04
$55,000$28.65
$60,000$31.25
$65,000$33.85
$70,000$36.46
$75,000$39.06
$80,000$41.67
$85,000$44.27
$90,000$46.88
$95,000$49.48
$100,000$52.08
Hourly rate calculated from annual salary

How do I calculate my take-home pay after income taxes?

The salary numbers on this page assume a gross, or before tax, salary. To calculate your net salary you will need to subtract federal and local income taxes as well as other deductions. Taxes are a complex subject, and how they are applied changes depending on your province. 

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To learn more about calculating your take-home pay in Canada and the province you are located in, try out HelloSafe’s income tax salary calculator.

What is the average hourly wage by industry in Canada?

In 2020 salaried employees earned the following hourly rates. 

NAICS industry categoryAverage hourly rate
Goods-producing industries$43.28
Forestry, logging and support$36.92
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction$62.32
Construction$39.89
Manufacturing$39.11
Service producing industries$38.35
Trade$35.06
Transportation and warehousing$35.15
Finance and insurance$40.95
Real estate and rental and leasing$33.29
Professional, scientific and technical services$41.91
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services$35.32
Educational services$36.84
Health care and social assistance$32.52
Arts, entertainment and recreation$32.71
Accommodation and food services$24.19
2020 hourly rates by NAICS Industry category