Quick Facts: Support Staff Salary Trends

OSSTF/FEESO, May 15, 2019

This briefing document provides an analysis of salary trends for seven OSSTF/FEESO support staff classifications in the Kindergarten to grade 12 sector over the past fifteen years. Salary data for the classifications varies considerably, but the report finds two key trends:

  • When inflation is taken into account, support staff have lost ground over the last ten years. Depending on the classification, support staff have seen their wages erode between 2.1% and 11.5% between the 2009/2010 and 2018/2019 school years.
  • On average, over the past fifteen years, support staff workers have earned slightly more than inflation. Support staff salaries increased an average of 0.2% in real dollars between 2003/2004 and 2018/2019, much less than the 10.2% increase of the average Ontario salary in the same time period.