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Average Head Nurse and Supervisor Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Head Nurses and Supervisors.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3011.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: head nurse, patient care co-ordinator and nursing supervisor.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $75,000 – $95,000.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $55.08 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal – Quebec at $37.00 per hour.
Employment prospects for head nurses are good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will be a shortage of workers in this profession for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Head Nurses and Supervisors in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||46.12||55.08||58.28||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||46.13||51.42||54.91||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||22.23||41.54||50.00||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||25.00||42.00||46.28||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||22.00||40.39||47.00||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||19.06||37.50||52.98||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||18.00||38.46||48.00||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||27.18||43.00||72.12||2018|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula Region – Ontario||20.00||40.48||45.00||2018|
|London – Ontario||26.00||40.00||51.00||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||23.00||39.50||47.00||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||20.75||37.00||49.93||2018|
|Saskatoon Area – Saskatchewan||15.87||45.00||53.00||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in nursing, which includes head nurses, is $39.22. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,492, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $78,000.
There are over 34,000 nursing co-ordinators and supervisors working in Canada.