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Average Chemist’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Chemists.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2112.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.
Examples of some job titles are: chemist, research chemist, biochemist, physical chemist and quality control chemist.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $43.02 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia at $29.37 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $60,000 – $75,000.
Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be sufficient to fill job vacancies in this occupation for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Chemists in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||22.60||38.46||55.53||2015|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||25.00||43.02||68.42||2015|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||14.09||29.37||54.28||2011|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||19.23||31.25||43.59||2013|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||14.42||31.50||50.00||2013|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||13.07||30.83||50.67||2011|
|Toronto – Ontario||22.00||31.25||59.13||2014|
|Ottawa – Ontario||24.18||34.27||49.63||2014|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1)||20.00||30.77||51.06||2014|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||20.00||30.77||51.06||2014|
|Prince Edward Island||15.00||31.50||50.00||2014|
|Montreal – Quebec||22.00||35.10||46.15||2014|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)||10.66||34.81||58.16||2011|
The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes chemists, is $38.46. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,500, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $78,000.