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Healthcare Technical Average Salaries in Canada 2022

How much money does a person working in Healthcare Technical make in Canada?

Average Yearly Salary
149,000 CAD
( 12,400 CAD monthly)


A person working in Healthcare Technical in Canada typically earns around 149,000 CAD per year. Salaries range from 63,700 CAD (lowest average) to 459,000 CAD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Healthcare Technical careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Clinician231,000 CAD
Admitting Officer92,600 CAD
Ambulance Dispatcher95,000 CAD
Ambulance Driver82,000 CAD
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic95,800 CAD
Ambulatory Services Director184,000 CAD
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor215,000 CAD
Anesthesia Technician124,000 CAD
Anesthesiologist371,000 CAD
Anesthesiology Assistant130,000 CAD
Assistant Optometrist103,000 CAD
Audiologist216,000 CAD
Biomedical Engineering Director165,000 CAD
Biomedical Engineering Technician90,000 CAD
Cardiac Technician81,700 CAD
Cardiovascular Specialist457,000 CAD
Cardiovascular Technologist180,000 CAD
Central Sterile Processing Technician105,000 CAD
Charge Entry Specialist111,000 CAD
Clinical Application Specialist114,000 CAD
Clinical Biochemist208,000 CAD
Clinical Cytogeneticist184,000 CAD
Clinical Data Reviewer107,000 CAD
Clinical Development Specialist139,000 CAD
Clinical Field Associate115,000 CAD
Clinical Genetic Technologist172,000 CAD
Clinical Microbiologist228,000 CAD
Clinical Molecular Geneticist197,000 CAD
Clinical Neuropsychologist252,000 CAD
Clinical Research Coordinator128,000 CAD
Clinical Scientist227,000 CAD
CME Specialist193,000 CAD
CT Technologist108,000 CAD
Cytogenetic Technologist167,000 CAD
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer139,000 CAD
Dispensing Optician107,000 CAD
Dosimetrist153,000 CAD
EKG Technician111,000 CAD
Endoscopic Assistant102,000 CAD
Endoscopy Technician97,000 CAD
Enterostomal Therapist162,000 CAD
Epidemiologist188,000 CAD
FGP Ultrasound Techncian99,700 CAD
Health Systems Specialist147,000 CAD
Health Technologist155,000 CAD
Healthcare Data Analyst118,000 CAD
Hearing Aid Specialist127,000 CAD
Histotechnologist151,000 CAD
Immunologist215,000 CAD
Industrial Hygienist157,000 CAD
Infection Control Coordinator107,000 CAD
Infection Control Practitioner254,000 CAD
Infection Preventionist171,000 CAD
Informatics Practice Specialist131,000 CAD
Interventional Radiographer198,000 CAD
Lab Assistant88,400 CAD
Laboratory Manager171,000 CAD
Laboratory Technician93,400 CAD
Low Vision Therapist197,000 CAD
Mammography Technician92,800 CAD
Medical Coder85,100 CAD
Medical Courier62,600 CAD
Medical Equipment Preparer90,500 CAD
Medical Forms Designer78,100 CAD
Medical Technologist98,700 CAD
MRI Technologist90,000 CAD
Music Therapist137,000 CAD
Neonatologist246,000 CAD
Neurodiagnostic Techncian95,400 CAD
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant86,200 CAD
Nuclear Medical Technician130,000 CAD
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist126,000 CAD
Nutrition Assistant92,500 CAD
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant103,000 CAD
Operating Room Scheduler89,400 CAD
Operating Room Services Director261,000 CAD
Ophthalmic Assistant98,700 CAD
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician103,000 CAD
Optician203,000 CAD
Orthopedic Technician101,000 CAD
Orthoptist260,000 CAD
Orthotist270,000 CAD
Pathology Assistant98,500 CAD
Perfusionist297,000 CAD
Phlebotomist71,700 CAD
Pre Authorization Case Manager131,000 CAD
Prosthetist219,000 CAD
Radiation Therapist323,000 CAD
Radiation Therapy Technologist139,000 CAD
Radiographer227,000 CAD
Radiography Technologist131,000 CAD
Radiologic Technologist137,000 CAD
Radiology Technologist129,000 CAD
Respiratory Care Practitioner243,000 CAD
Respiratory Therapist188,000 CAD
Respiratory Therapy Technician111,000 CAD
Sonographer132,000 CAD
Sonography Technologist139,000 CAD
Speech and Language Pathologist206,000 CAD
Ultrasonographer106,000 CAD
Ultrasound Technologist98,900 CAD
Vascular Technologist96,600 CAD
X-Ray Technologist141,000 CAD

Healthcare Technical Jobs Salary Distribution in Canada

Median and salary distribution yearly Canada Healthcare Technical
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Healthcare Technical salaries in Canada range from 63,700 CAD per year (minimum average salary) to 459,000 CAD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 155,000 CAD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Healthcare Technical are earning less than 155,000 CAD while the other half are earning more than 155,000 CAD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Healthcare Technical are earning less than 98,400 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 98,400 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Healthcare Technical are earning less than 319,000 CAD while 25% are earning more than 319,000 CAD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Healthcare Technical Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly Canada Healthcare Technical
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Canada who work in Healthcare Technical earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

152,000 CAD
146,000 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Canada for all Careers

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Healthcare Technical Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Canada

How much are annual salary increments in Canada for Healthcare Technical professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Healthcare Technical

Healthcare Technical professionals in Canada are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Canada Healthcare Technical
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Canada / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Canada is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Canada for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Healthcare Technical Bonus and Incentive Rates in Canada

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Canada Healthcare Technical
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Healthcare Technical is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

43% of surveyed staff in Healthcare Technical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Healthcare Technical Hourly Average Wage in Canada

72 CAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Canada is 72 CAD. This means that the average person in Canada earns approximately 72 CAD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Healthcare Technical VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Healthcare Technical and Health and Medical yearly Canada
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The average salary for Healthcare Technical is 17% less than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 49% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Brampton153,000 CAD
Calgary157,000 CAD
Edmonton156,000 CAD
Gatineau143,000 CAD
Halifax146,000 CAD
Hamilton154,000 CAD
Kitchener150,000 CAD
Markham148,000 CAD
Mississauga158,000 CAD
Montreal168,000 CAD
Ottawa160,000 CAD
Quebec157,000 CAD
Regina141,000 CAD
Richmond134,000 CAD
Saskatoon143,000 CAD
Surrey147,000 CAD
Toronto167,000 CAD
Vancouver160,000 CAD
Vaughan145,000 CAD
Windsor144,000 CAD
Winnipeg155,000 CAD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alberta160,000 CAD
British Columbia163,000 CAD
Manitoba154,000 CAD
New Brunswick137,000 CAD
Newfoundland-Labrador134,000 CAD
Northwest Territories149,000 CAD
Nova Scotia141,000 CAD
Nunavut155,000 CAD
Ontario167,000 CAD
Prince Edward Island129,000 CAD
Quebec165,000 CAD
Saskatchewan144,000 CAD
Yukon133,000 CAD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Canada earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
117,000 CAD
Public Sector+4%
122,000 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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