Geologist, Geochemist and Geophysicist Salary Canada

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Average Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicist’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2113.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: geologist, geochemist, geophysicist, glaciologist, seismologist and mineralogist.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $60.97 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg – Manitoba at $33.06 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $105,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. Geologists, geochemists and geophysicists will benefit from any growth in the mining sector due to any increase in global demand for raw materials.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 38.9660.9798.532015
Edmonton – Alberta* 26.0042.9173.512015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 26.5037.31 53.632014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 22.96 33.06 44.09 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 20.1935.3456.412013
Halifax – Nova Scotia 22.5739.3765.332011
Toronto – Ontario 23.32 37.31 55.972014
Ottawa – Ontario 22.3935.00 55.032014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario(1) 22.3935.00 55.032014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1) 22.3935.00 55.032014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 10.7537.64 80.462011
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan*27.3149.1177.31 2013

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Participating in geological, geochemical and geophysical field studies, drilling and geological testing programs
›› Collecting, examining and analysing rock, mineral and fossil samples
›› Assessing the risk of natural hazards such as landslides, slope erosion and subsidence
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for natural and applied sciences and related occupations, which includes geologists, geochemists and geophysicists, 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.

Visa

Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

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