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Average Physicist’s and Astronomer’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Physicists and Astronomers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2111.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: astronomer, physicist, cosmologist, nuclear physicist and physics research scientist.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $55.14 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar, Saskatchewan at $34.28 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $110,000.
Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Physicists and Astronomers in Canada
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$ per hr
$ per hr
|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||34.95||55.14||70.76||2015|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||33.62||46.66||68.42||2015|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||16.98||43.21||66.58||2011|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||–||–||–||–|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||–||–||–||–|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||–||–||–||–|
|Toronto – Ontario||22.81||40.04||65.46||2014|
|Ottawa – Ontario||25.74||43.01||57.41||2014|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1)||21.50||40.08||60.52||2014|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1)||21.50||40.08||60.52||2014|
|Prince Edward Island||–||–||–||–|
|Montreal – Quebec||25.37||45.46||68.57||2011|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan*||23.05||34.28||45.70||2013|
The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes physicists and astronomers, 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.
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.