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Average Social Policy Researcher’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Social Policy Researchers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4164.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: social policy researcher, consumer advisor, policy consultant and home economist.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $42.12 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $21.63 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $70,000.
Employment prospects for social policy researchers, consultants and program officers are good in Canada. It is expected that there will be a balance of workers in the near future. However there will be a slowdown in employment growth compared to previous years because of government budget freezes and cuts.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Social Policy Researchers in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||23.50||39.11||60.55||2015|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||27.43||42.12||50.35||2015|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||20.70||29.00||44.50||2014|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||17.00||32.67||42.38||2014|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||19.87||28.84||37.36||2014|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia(1)||20.00||32.45||48.08||2014|
|Toronto – Ontario||23.31||36.81||50.33||2014|
|Ottawa – Ontario||20.50||38.46||52.05||2014|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||20.58||36.92||51.92||2014|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||20.58||36.92||51.92||2014|
|Prince Edward Island||19.23||31.79||55.38||2014|
|Montreal – Quebec||17.00||21.63||36.81||2014|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||21.13||34.87||43.59||2014|
The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in law and social, community and government services, which includes social 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.
There are over 60,000 social policy researchers, consultants and program officers working in Canada.