Natural and Applied Science Policy Researcher Salary Canada

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Average Natural and Applied Science Policy Researcher’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4161.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: natural resources policy analyst, patent agent, environmental advisor and recycling program co-ordinator.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $45.81 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $27.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $60,000 – $80,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be larger than job vacancies in this profession for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*23.8545.2472.632015
Edmonton – Alberta*31.9845.8156.742015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 24.0436.0047.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 16.87 28.40 41.03 2012
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 16.0034.5255.002013
Halifax – Nova Scotia 16.8333.6550.002014
Toronto – Ontario(1) 20.1938.4656.412014
Ottawa – Ontario 28.6741.25 63.08 2014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1) 20.1938.4656.412014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 20.19 38.4656.412014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 17.5027.0055.382014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan23.0838.9453.082014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Ergonomists: conducting research and advising on the relationships between people, their equipment and working or living environments
›› Industrial hygienists: studying physical, chemical and biological hazards and stresses in the workplace
›› Patent agents: Advising clients on matters of patent law
›› Science policy officers: conducting policy research into scientific areas such as the environment, agriculture and energy
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in law and social, community and government services, which includes natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers, is $34.89. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,326, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $69,000.

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