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 administrative assistant, medical stenographer and ward secretary.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages earned are in Alberta at $29.11 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg – Manitoba at $20.75 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $55,000.

Employment prospects are good in Canada. 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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 18.96 29.11 29.11 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 23.00 28.96 28.96 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 16.00 23.00 28.00 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.00 20.75 24.00 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 16.00 21.00 24.00 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 13.50 20.96 23.08 2018
Toronto – Ontario 16.00 24.33 32.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 15.00 23.50 30.16 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 16.00 24.16 33.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.00 21.11 26.40 2018
Prince Edward Island 15.50 22.30 25.62 2018
Montreal – Quebec 13.85 21.00 25.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 18.00 21.36 25.96 2018

Methodology

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 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations, which includes medical secretaries, is $28.97. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,008, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $52,000.

Number in employment

There are over 70,000 medical secretaries working in Canada.

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