Medical Secretary Salary Canada

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Average Medical Secretary’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Medical Secretaries.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1243.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: medical secretary, medical stenographer and ward secretary.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary – Alberta at $27.62 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $18 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $50,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future, after a recent surplus of workers. Most vacancies are expected to arise from retirements.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Medical Secretaries in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 20.4927.6241.362015
Edmonton – Alberta* 18.0025.9233.652015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 15.0021.6331.252014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 12.50 20.25 22.10 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)13.0019.00 22.502014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 13.2719.00 23.442013
Toronto – Ontario 13.00 20.51 27.052013
Ottawa – Ontario 13.00 20.51 27.05 2013
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 13.00 20.51 27.05 2013
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 13.00 20.51 27.05 2013
Prince Edward Island13.5021.0023.982014
Montreal – Quebec 13.00 18.00 22.19 2014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)15.0019.0624.442014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Scheduling and confirming medical appointments
›› Maintaining confidential medical files and records
›› Filing and typing up medical records and reports
›› Dealing with incoming and outgoing mail
Comparison with employment unit

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations, which includes medical secretaries, is $24.04. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $919, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $48,000.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Executive Assistants
Legal Secretaries
Receptionists and Switchboard Operators

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