Average Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Hourly Pay in Canada

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The average hourly pay for a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) in Canada is C$24.20.
MEDIAN C$24.20
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Hourly Rate
C$20 - C$29
C$100 - C$4,450
Total Pay
C$40,103 - C$61,281

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Job Description for Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Tasks
  • Collect patient health information like blood pressure, temperature, and pulse.
  • Provide patients and families with health and safety information.
  • Provide assistance including medications, changing dressings, and bathing patients.
  • Monitor patients' progress and report changes.

Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

The top respondents for the job title Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) are from the companies Saint Elizabeth Health Care, Bayshore and Revera Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Bayshore Home Health where the average pay is C$25.03. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bayshore and Revera Inc., earning around C$24.12 and C$22.85, respectively. Saint Elizabeth Health Care pays the lowest at around C$21.09. Revera Living Inc and Paramed also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$21.57 and C$22.66, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Registered Practical Nurse (RPN). Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
MDS Coordinator
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

Skills in Geriatrics, Palliative Care, Acute Care and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Wound Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

An entry-level Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$22.76 based on 186 salaries. An early career Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$23.61 based on 1,024 salaries. A mid-career Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$25.04 based on 389 salaries. An experienced Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$25.63 based on 304 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$25.
Employees with Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 2.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Hamilton, Ontario (1.2% more) and Ottawa, Ontario (0.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Windsor, Ontario (4.6% less), Kitchener, Ontario (3.8% less) and Mississauga, Ontario (3.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,131 survey responses.
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