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 $22 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick at $19.01 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $45,000.

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* 17.0019.9230.002017
Edmonton – Alberta* 17.0020.0032.692017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia(1) 15.0022.0031.252016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.50 20.45 26.00 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)15.5019.01 24.002016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 15.0020.00 23.002016
Toronto – Ontario 15.00 22.00 32.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 15.00 22.00 31.00 2016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 15.00 22.00 31.00 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.00 22.00 31.00 2016
Prince Edward Island18.0021.9525.002016
Montreal – Quebec 14.00 19.23 25.00 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)17.3122.0028.712016


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for administrative and financial supervisors and administrative occupations, which includes medical secretaries, is $26.37. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $945, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $49,000.

Number in employment

There are over 45,000 medical secretaries working in Canada.

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