What's the Average Healthcare Worker Salary?

As we all know in the healthcare industry there is a lot of different professions, and each job or profession has a different pay rate depending on the needs and demands of every field. In this article, we will be talking about all the available jobs for healthcare workers on the Caring Support platform, and the average pay rate of each of those jobs in Ontario.

Registered Nurse Salary

A Registered Nurse or RN, in short, is the primary caregiver that interacts with patients. They are responsible for ensuring the well-being of the patients along with providing direct and proper care for every patient. They monitor and implement the patient's medical plan and treatment. 

Here are some of the responsibilities and duties of a Registered Nurse:

RN Salary 

The average hourly pay rate for RNs in Ontario ranges between $36.50 per hour and $43.20 per hour, and the average yearly salary range is between $77,220 and $89,859.

Registered Practical Nurse Salary

Registered Practical Nurse, or RPN in short, is a high-demand growing healthcare occupation. RPNs assist doctors and Registered Nurses by providing basic nursing services and care for patients in need. 

Registered Practical Nurse Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Observe and monitor patient progress
  2. Clean and sterilize medical equipment
  3. Provide patients with personal care and comfort them
  4. provide patients with basic needs like food and fluids
  5. RPNs may administer prescribed medication

RPN Salary

The hourly pay range for RPNs in Ontario is between $33.56 and $47.22, and the yearly salary range is between $65,442 and $92,079.

Medical Lab Technician Salary

Medical Lab Technicians work in labs and perform lab tests and procedures ordered by doctors. MLTs are responsible to collect and prepare patients' test samples, and detecting any abnormality or medical conditions through performing test samples.

MLT responsibilities:

  1. Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  2. Analyze samples
  3. Handle sensitive equipment
  4. Collect blood samples
  5. Record and Report test data

MLT Salary

Medical Lab Technicians make approximately between $49,321 to $59,972 yearly salary, which comes to an hourly pay range from $23.71 to $28.83 per hour.

Personal Support Worker Salary

Personal Support Workers (PSWs) mostly work under the supervision of RNs or RPNs and their job is to observe patients closely and report to an RN or RPN about any changes in their condition or behavior issues.

PSW Responsibilities:

  1. Assist patients with their daily life activities
  2. Report patients changes in their conditions and behavior
  3. Assist and remind patients with their medication schedules
  4. Perform some household duties
  5. Interact and socialize with patients

PSW Salary

Personal Support Workers make approximately $20.83 per hour and $60,640 yearly salary in Ontario.

Developmental Service Worker Salary

Developmental Service Worker or DSW in short help patients that have a physical, mental, or intellectual developmental disability and assist them with their daily tasks.

Developmental Service Worker Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Assist patients with their daily activities
  2. help support, guide, and instruct patients to achieve their goals
  3. Developing effective plans for patients to learn new skills


DSW Salary

The average salary for a Developmental Service Worker in Ontario is $20.29 per hour and $22,811 yearly.

Medical Assistant Salary

Medical Assistants are an essential part of the healthcare team, they perform administrative and clinical tasks that keep the workplace running efficiently.

Medical Assistant Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Schedule patient’s appointments
  2. Manage office telephone system
  3. Document patient medical information
  4. Record patient’s vital signs
  5. Assist doctors with routine checkups

MA Salary

The average salary of a Medical Assistant in Ontario is $21.69 per hour and a pay rate of approximately $50,061 yearly.

Caregiver Salary

A Caregiver is a healthcare worker that takes care of the health and well-being of a person that needs help with daily activities and tasks. 

Caregiver duties and responsibilities:

  1. Assist patient with personal care
  2. Assist patient with emotional support
  3. Provide transportation
  4. Maintain a clean living environment for the patient 
  5. Ensure patients take medications on time

Caregiver Salary

A Caregiver's average yearly salary in Ontario is $54,023, and the average hourly pay rate is $23.29.

Physiotherapist Salary

Physiotherapists help patients with injuries, diseases, and disorders manage their pain and improve their lives by performing physical methods such as massage, exercises, and other treatments.

Physiotherapist duties and responsibilities:

  1. Review patient medical history
  2. Record patient progress
  3. Educate patient about the recovery process
  4. Diagnose the patient and create a treatment plan

Physiotherapist Salary

The average salary of a Physiotherapist in Ontario is $44.76 per hour and $70,116 yearly salary.

In conclusion, we know that working in the healthcare industry may be challenging, but it's also extremely rewarding. If you are a healthcare worker or you know someone that works in the healthcare industry, or if you are interested in pursuing a career in any of the fields above; you can sign up for Caring Support to start developing your career with tons of employment opportunities that are available on our platform.


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