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 – $95,000.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $52.78 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $37.42 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.

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* 45.26 52.78 59.07 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 51.33 51.33 68.68 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 25.00 39.56 50.11 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 32.00 40.00 50.55 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 21.09 40.40 54.09 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 25.84 40.56 43.27 2018
Toronto – Ontario 23.63 42.00 50.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 23.63 42.00 50.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 23.63 42.00 50.00 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula Region – Ontario 23.63 42.00 50.00 2018
Prince Edward Island 36.50 42.00 43.00 2018
Montreal – Quebec 20.00 37.42 44.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar Region – Saskatchewan*(1) 32.69 46.15 57.44 2018

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 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in health (except nursing), which includes audiologists and speech-language pathologists, is $43.74. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,600, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $83,000.

Visa

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

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