C$31,795
Avg. Salary
C$18.34
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Health Care Aide is C$18.34 per hour.

The average pay for a Health Care Aide is C$31,795 per year.

10%
C$14.48
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C$18.34
50%
C$22.51
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MEDIAN C$18.34
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C$20k
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C$32k
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C$46k
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MEDIAN C$31,795
C$19,923 - C$46,437
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MEDIAN: C$31,795
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MEDIAN: C$18.34
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C$0C$47K
Salary C$19,923 - C$46,437
Bonus C$13.00 - C$1,750
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$29,251 - C$47,429
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 62
Hourly Data C$0C$34
Hourly Rate C$14.48 - C$22.51
Hourly Tips C$1.50
Overtime C$1.50 - C$34.74
Annual Data C$0C$47K
Bonus C$13.00 - C$1,750
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$29,251 - C$47,429
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 857

Job Description for Health Care Aide

A health care aide is the person who is responsible for caring for patients who may be confined to their homes for various reasons. This person will generally work within a patient’s personal home. However, health care aides are also employed in nursing homes, assisted care facilities, or other healthcare environments. The hours for this position are varied, as healthcare is a 24/7 industry. The level of education is dependent on the organization in which the health care aide is employed. Many organizations require at least 75 hours of training, as well as passing a state-issued examination. Many hospitals and healthcare organizations will even provide or assist with the training. A clear and clean background check is often required for this position.

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Health Care Aide Tasks
  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.

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Pay by Experience Level for Health Care Aide

Pay by Experience for a Health Care Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Care Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$37,000 based on 347 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Care Aide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$39,000 based on 141 salaries. An experienced Health Care Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$40,000 based on 105 salaries. A Health Care Aide with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$40,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: C$38,183

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Health Care Aide Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Health Care Aide?

Health Care Aide in Edmonton:
"I love the residents I take care of."
Pros: I enjoy being with demented redidents
Cons: The fact that they don't listen to staff most of the time

Health Care Aide in Medicine Hat:
"Good."
Pros: Working with clients in their homes
Cons: Not having guaranteed hours and not being paid enough.

Health Care Aide in Vancouver:
"Caring philosophy and Respect and autonomy is the Co.beliefs."
Pros: Teamwork and Collaboration with each other
Cons: nothing

Health Care Aide in Winnipeg:
"I love it!"
Pros: Personal am care, I enjoy helping people to be the best they can be.
Cons: I'm not much for sitting and being a companion, I like activities with residents.

Health Care Aide in Alberta:
Pros: I like the tax rate I pay in alberta.
Cons: I find there are too many people who do not speak English.

Health Care Aide in Wetaskiwin:
"Health Care Aide."
Pros: I enjoy working with the senor.
Cons: Working without enough staff.

Health Care Aide in Alberta:
Being a health care aide is a very rewarding career. It has it's ups and downs such as working holidays etc. There is also not enough funding, not enough staff. There are also managers who look down on you being a health care aide.

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Key Stats for Health Care Aide

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Health Care Aide Salaries

▲6%

▲5%

▲3%

National Average
C$38,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Health Care Aide Salaries


Acute Care
▲3%

National Average
C$38,000


Palliative Care
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 36%