Average Psychologist Salary in Canada

C$76,940
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$4,876
Bonus
C$6,500
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The average salary for a Psychologist in Canada is C$76,940.
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C$47k
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C$77k
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C$113k
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MEDIAN C$76,940
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Salary
C$47k - C$113k
Bonus
C$1k - C$20k
Profit Sharing
C$0 - C$7k
Total Pay
C$49k - C$185k

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Job Description for Psychologist

Psychologist Tasks
  • Conduct psychological exams, providing recommendations about courses of treatment and diagnosis.
  • Participate in and recruit for applied research in psychology.
  • Respond to crises with appropriate interventions and change treatment plans to respond to changing circumstances.
  • Administer and interpret psychological tests and measurements, and document results internally and for patients.
  • Guide patients through treatment regimens like behavior modification, psychotherapy, and group therapy.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Psychologist. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Psychologist
Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization
School Psychologist
Operations Support Coordinator
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Psychologist

Skills in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Patient Counseling and Clinical Supervision are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Psychologist

An entry-level Psychologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$61,277 based on 31 salaries. An early career Psychologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$72,244 based on 126 salaries. A mid-career Psychologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$80,873 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Psychologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$92,222 based on 68 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$100,474.
Employees with Psychologist in their job title in Ottawa, Ontario earn an average of 52.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (6.2% more) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (2.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Vancouver, British Columbia (3.2% less), Toronto, Ontario (2.4% less) and Calgary, Alberta (1.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 321 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.7%
Early Career
39.3%
Mid Career
15.9%
Experienced
21.2%
Late Career
14.0%

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