Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist Salary Canada

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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 $75,000 – $85,000.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $53.50 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Saskatchewan at $32.57 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

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta*36.3853.50108.902015
Edmonton – Alberta*41.5851.98149.862015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia30.7039.0045.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba21.0035.00 43.41 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)29.3340.0047.122014
Halifax – Nova Scotia24.8237.4048.282011
Toronto – Ontario(1)23.4240.3247.182014
Ottawa – Ontario(1)23.4240.3247.182014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1)23.4240.3247.182014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula Region – Ontario23.4240.3247.182014
Prince Edward Island29.7040.902011
Montreal – Quebec20.0035.6040.662014
Saskatoon / Biggar Region – Saskatchewan*(1)37.6632.5745.982013

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 largest sector of employment for audiologists and speech-language pathologists is health care and social assistance. The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health, which includes audiologists and speech-language pathologists, is $36.50. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1385, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $72,000.

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