Music Therapy Rates

Music therapists in Alberta work in union positions, contract positions and private practice.

For information about music therapy rates for unionized music therapy positions visit Alberta Health Services at http://www. albertahealthservices.ca/ careers/Page11749.aspx

Music therapists working on a contract basis or in private practice set their own rates and these rates may vary depending on a number of factors including: the experience and education level of the music therapist and the number of hours of service at a specific site.  Billable music therapy services may include direct therapy services, documentation, travel time, meetings, consultations, presentations or in-services, internship supervision and other services as outlined by the specific music therapist.

A 2016 survey of Certified Music Therapists in Alberta found that music therapy rates typically ranged from $75-$110 per billable hour.