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 Calgary, Alberta at $58.40 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Toronto, Ontario at $35.00 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.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Psychologists in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 30.58 58.40 68.00 2017
Edmonton – Alberta* 39.40 45.89 59.79 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia(1) 16.00 35.36 51.00 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick
Halifax – Nova Scotia 23.08 43.27 55.00 2015
Toronto – Ontario 23.30 35.00 70.00 2016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 22.56 37.91 69.23 2016
Windsor / Sarnia Area – Ontario 22.56 37.91 69.23 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1) 22.56 37.91 69.23 2016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 20.00 38.46 46.86 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1) 21.90 45.79 54.57 2016


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

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

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 psychologists, 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 29,000 psychologists working in Canada.

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