Psychologist Salary Canada

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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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
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

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Examining and assessing behaviour
›› Diagnosing behavioural, emotional and cognitive disorders and providing therapy
›› Using standard psychological tests for assessment
›› Counselling individuals and groups
Visa

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

Comparison with employment group

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.

Number in employment

There are over 22,000 psychologists working in Canada.

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