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