Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors Salary Canada

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Average Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellor’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4153.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: family counsellor, marriage counsellor and registered marriage and family therapist.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $36.32 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick at $20.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $45,000 – $70,000.

Government labour market indicators forecast that the number of job seekers will be enough to fill job vacancies in this occupation for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*21.6127.8648.422017
Edmonton – Alberta*24.0036.3265.932017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia(1) 18.0026.7437.452016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.9525.1536.812016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 15.0020.0024.572016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 17.5027.0043.29 2016
Toronto – Ontario 17.65 26.4440.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 23.0028.57 37.36 2016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 17.5026.44 40.00 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 16.0025.33 46.00 2016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 16.0027.00 38.702016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan18.5031.0041.002016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Interviewing clients and assessing their problems
›› Implementing counselling and intervention programs to assist clients
›› Providing mediation services to clients
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in law and social, community and government services, which includes family, marriage and other related counsellors, is $37.73. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,353, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $70,000.

Number in employment

There are over 40,000 family, marriage and other related counsellors working in Canada.

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