The average rate for a Health Care Assistant is C$18.26 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

C$20,067 - C$48,818
C$20K
C$35K
C$49K
MEDIAN: C$35,159
10%
50%
90%
C$12.31 - C$22.67
C$12
C$18
C$23
MEDIAN: C$17.61
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$48K
Salary C$20,067 - C$48,818
Bonus C$200
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$25,268 - C$47,770
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 15
Hourly Data C$0C$44
Hourly Rate C$12.31 - C$22.67
Overtime C$0.92 - C$44.47
Annual Data C$0C$47K
Bonus C$200
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$25,268 - C$47,770
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 114

Job Description for Health Care Assistant

Health care assistants are responsible for many tasks, including feeding, dressing, and washing patients, taking patients' vital signs, bed making, maintaining clinical stock items, and other methods of assisting patients. Health care assistants generally work in healthcare facilities such as hospitals and elder care facilities; their environment can be fast-paced depending on the number of patients and available staff members. They generally work alongside nurses, doctors, therapists, and other health professionals, but their top responsibility is working with patients. Health care assistants may work under a practicing nurse in a training program that allows them to obtain various qualifications to become a nurse themselves.

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Health Care Assistant Tasks

  • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
  • May assist with administrative duties including scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes.
  • Collect, prepare and log blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens.
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Interview and record patients' medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.

Health Care Assistant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Health Care Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Health Care Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Care Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$37,000 based on 59 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Care Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$43,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Health Care Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$42,000 based on 7 salaries. A Health Care Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$42,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Health Care Assistant

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Health Care Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
▲17%

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲14%

▼0%

National Average
C$37,000

Skills That Affect Health Care Assistant Salaries

Long Term Care
▲8%

Elder Care
▲2%

Home Health/Home Care
▲2%

National Average
C$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 41%