Psychologist Salary Canada

psychologist salary canada

Psychologist Salary Canada: Psychologist typically works and earns salaries in a variety of settings that include schools, clinics and private practice. The following salary is calculated by the Canadian Salary and Wage Guide and from a variety of other sources. The Canadian Psychological Association Research Office's salary survey estimated that the average full time work week was 35 hours.

Socialized Medicine
In Canada, Socialized Medicine makes sure that all Canadian citizens are assured medical care for themselves and their family under the Canadian health care system. This health care program provides Canadians preventative, as well as daily medical care from doctors. This ensures all Canadian citizens access to good medical and health care. Nearly all Canadian citizens, regardless of income or medical history qualify for this unique medical care.

Psychologist Salary Canada Data:

Median Hourly  

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

24.4462 CAD

32.1051 CAD

42.9828 CAD

United States

$24.99

$32.82

$43.94

Annually

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

42,772.30 CAD

56,173.31 CAD

75,197.25 CAD

United States

$43,733

$57,435

$76,895

The lowest psychologist salary in Canada is less than $43,000 CAD while highest salary is over $75,000 CAD. Presumably this is offset by costs of living and other factors. The lower pay levels are associated with rural areas. The highest pay levels are found in metropolitan areas. Part time vs. full time employment may be an additional factor. Demand and low supply seem to be a significant factor in fueling higher salaries.

Top 3 Provinces
The 3 best paying provinces for a psychologist salary are Toronto, Calgary and Winnipeg.

Other Industries that Employ Psychologists
A number of psychologists work for the government and as teachers or faculty at colleges. There are also some psychologists working for the Canadian military. A small number work in advertising, research and marketing analysis.

Employment Data
According to the Canadian Psychology Association there were 14,695 Psychologists employed in Canadian provinces and territories.

Where They Work
Of all the Psychologists employed in Canada approximately 25% work in educational institutions. Approximately 40% are considered self employed. 20% work directly in health care settings such as hospitals and clinics. The remaining 15% work in local, province and governmental settings.

Benefits
Fringe benefits will vary depending on business size and other factors. A typical employment benefits package is worth over $15,000 CAD per year. Many physicians are self-employed. As a small business they can set up and participate in the benefits that their business provides. While Canada’s healthcare plan covers most healthcare needs there are some that are provided through employer provided benefit plans.