Herbalists use plant and herbal preparations for medicinal purposes to treat people with physical and emotional health needs. The average salary of a Herbalist is $60,178 per annum.

As a Herbalist, you’ll deliver effective holistic treatments with the aim of correcting imbalances and resolving patterns of dysfunction.

Salary range
Average salary $60,178
salary range
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
32% by 2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Herbalist are:
NSW 47.5%
VIC 19.5%
WA 13.9%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Herbalist are:
  • Desire to help people achieve good health
  • Committed to promoting complementary and alternative medicine
  • Mature and confident personality
  • Good communication skills
Source: myfuture.edu.au
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Gain an introduction to botany and herbal medicine manufacturing with a nationally recognised diploma course.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

Get qualified to work as a Herbalist and prescribe herbal treatments with an advanced diploma or degree in Western Herbal Medicine.