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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 3151.
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 $70,000 – $80,000.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $45.35 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $33.91 per hour.
Employment prospects for head nurses are good in Canada. It is expected that the labour market for this occupation will remain balanced for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Head Nurses and Supervisors in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta||27.00||45.35||52.00||2014|
|Edmonton – Alberta||27.00||45.35||52.00||2014|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||15.91||38.00||45.00||2014|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba(1)||13.00||36.00||48.00||2014|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||17.50||36.98||41.03||2014|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||18.00||35.00||40.80||2014|
|Toronto – Ontario(1)||22.50||40.00||46.00||2014|
|Ottawa – Ontario||22.50||40.00||46.00||2014|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula Region – Ontario||22.50||40.00||46.00||2014|
|London – Ontario||22.50||40.00||46.00||2014|
|Prince Edward Island||17.80||36.75||41.72||2014|
|Montreal – Quebec||13.90||33.91||43.96||2014|
|Saskatoon Area – Saskatchewan||22.00||45.00||51.28||2014|
The largest sector of employment for head nurses is health care and social assistance. The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health (except nursing), which includes head nurses, is $36.50. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,385, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $72,000.
Currently, this occupation is not an eligible occupation for the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.