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Average Psychologist’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Psychologists.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4151.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: psychologist, behavioural therapist and clinical psychologist.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $48.36 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick at $34.02 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $110,000.
Employment prospects for psychologists are very good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will be too few job seekers to fill job vacancies in this profession for the near future. A doctorate degree is usually required to work in this occupation.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Psychologists in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||30.58||47.51||62.66||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||43.50||48.36||61.79||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||32.00||39.56||65.00||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||26.00||40.87||53.21||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||15.30||34.02||61.50||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia(1)||22.00||41.03||58.65||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||20.86||40.00||69.00||2018|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario(1)||20.86||40.00||69.00||2018|
|Windsor / Sarnia Area – Ontario(1)||20.86||40.00||69.00||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1)||20.86||40.00||69.00||2018|
|Prince Edward Island(3)||20.00||40.00||63.00||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||25.00||39.00||51.10||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||20.00||49.78||63.35||2018|
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation to apply for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in law and social, community and government services, which includes psychologists, is $40.77. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,435, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $75,000.
There are over 22,000 psychologists working in Canada.