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Average Psychologist Salary in Canada

C$76,039
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$4,908
Bonus
C$6,500
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The average salary for a Psychologist in Canada is C$76,039.
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CA$42k
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CA$76k
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CA$118k
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C$42k - C$118k
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C$306 - C$20k
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C$0 - C$7k
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C$49k - C$220k
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What Do Psychologists Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Psychologist

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What Are Popular Skills for Psychologists?

Skills in Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Counseling.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Psychologists?

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$60,120 based on 26 salaries. An early career Psychologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$71,358 based on 120 salaries. A mid-career Psychologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$80,272 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Psychologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$90,455 based on 69 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$97,875.
Employees with Psychologist in their job title in Ottawa, Ontario earn an average of 31.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Halifax, Nova Scotia (11.1% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (5.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (9.9% less), Vancouver, British Columbia (6.1% less) and Toronto, Ontario (5.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 322 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.1%
Early Career
37.3%
Mid Career
18.0%
Experienced
21.4%
Late Career
15.2%

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