Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist Salary Canada

See table for salaries.

Average Audiologists’ and Speech-Language Pathologists’ Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3141.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: audiologist, speech therapist and speech-language pathologist.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $90,000.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $52.37 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $36.06 per hour.

Employment prospects for audiologists and speech-language Pathologists are expected to remain good in Canada. The government forecasts that an aging population and early intervention initiatives will continue to fuel demand for this profession.

Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

Average (Median) Hourly Wages for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 43.27 52.37 52.37 2017
Edmonton – Alberta* 29.13 52.37 71.10 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 32.35 38.90 43.94 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 24.62 37.00 49.51 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 26.00 40.00 43.59 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 26.00 40.00 43.59 2016
Toronto – Ontario 27.04 40.51 50.55 2016
Ottawa – Ontario 27.04 40.51 50.55 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1) 27.04 40.51 50.55 2016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula Region – Ontario 27.04 40.51 50.55 2016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 21.90 36.06 42.00 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar Region – Saskatchewan*(1) 37.66 42.57 45.98 2013

Methodology

Examples of speech-language pathologists’ duties:
›› Assessing and diagnosing communication disorders such as stuttering or lisps
›› Planning and implementing treatments to correct speech and language disorders
›› Establishing group and personalized care plans
Examples of audiologists’ duties:
›› Studying, identifying and measuring hearing problems, using specialized equipment
›› Prescribing, selecting and fitting hearing aids
Comparison with employment unit

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health (except nursing), which includes audiologists and speech-language pathologists, is $37.88. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1435, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $75,000.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Dietitians and Nutritionists
Medical Laboratory Technologists
Nurse Practitioners
Registered Nurses
Opticians
Optometrists

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *