Medical Records Clerk Salary Canada



The average Medical Records Clerk Salary Canada is calculated by the Canadian Salary and Wage Guide and from a variety of other sources.  Medical Records Clerk and Health Information Technicians work in a number of settings including hospitals, clinics and the insurance industry.  Medical Records Clerk and Health Information Technicians salaries Canada vary depending on the location and the setting.  The assumption was made that the Medical Records Clerks reflected here were working an average of 35 hours per week with a total of 1750 hours per year. 

Socialized Medicine
In Canada, Socialized Medicine makes sure that all Canadian citizens are assured medical care for themselves and their family under the Canadian health care system.  This health care program provides Canadians preventative, as well as daily medical care from doctors. This ensures all Canadian citizens access to good medical and health care. Nearly all Canadian citizens, regardless of income or medical history qualify for this unique medical care.

Medical Records Clerk Salary Canada
Health Information Technicians Salary:

Hourly

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

9.29 CAD

17.68 CAD

28.28 CAD

United States

$9.50

$18.08

$28.93


Annually

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

19,552 CAD

31,282 CAD

48,879 CAD

United States

$20,000

$32,000

$50,000

The lowest medical records clerk salary Canada is 9.29 CAD.  The highest medical records clerk salary or health information technician slary is over 48,800 CAD.  Presumably this is offset by costs of living and other factors.  The lower pay levels are associated with rural areas and schools.  The highest pay levels are found in major population area. Demand and low supply seem to be a significant factor in fueling higher salaries.   

Top 5 Provinces and Territories
The top paying provinces and territories to earn a Medical Records Clerk Salary Canada and Health Information Technicians Salary are Calgary-Banff-Drum Heller-Alberta, Vancouver-Lower Mainland Southwest-British Columbia, Toronto-Canada and Ottawa-Ontario.

Other Industries that Employ Medical Records Clerk and Health Information Technicians
Insurance carriers, pharmaceutical industry and cancer treatment centers are other areas employing the medical records clerk or health information technician.

Employment Data
According to the statistics there are over 12,000 Medical Records Clerks and Health Information technicians who earn a salary through being employed.  A number of these specialize in other areas but are categorized as medical records and health information technicians.

Where They Work
Of all the Medical Records Clerk and Health Information Technicians employed in Canada the best paying positions are in hospitals and nursing care facilities with physicians’ offices paying less.  Provinces and territories all offer employment opportunities for medical coders, health information technicians and medical records clerks.

Private Practice vs. Employment
Given the nature of the work these professionals perform they are primarily employed.  While a significant amount of outsourcing of administrative and other jobs has occurred in the healthcare industry no one is quite ready to outsource records management.  Although not as much in demand this occupation could be one that would be employed as a contract employee via employment agency.

Benefits
Fringe benefits will vary depending on business size and other factors. A typical employment benefits package is worth over $15,000 CAD per year.