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Average Biologist and Related Scientist Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Biologists and Related Scientists.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2121.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: biologist, zoologist, botanist, immunologist, pharmacologist and ecologist.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $52.04 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick at $29.63 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $90,000.
Employment prospects for biologists are good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will be enough job seekers to fill job vacancies in this profession for the near future. Job vacancies will come from both new positions due to expansion demand and from retirements.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Biologists and Related Scientists in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||33.56||52.04||63.82||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||31.00||47.72||66.28||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||28.85||37.44||54.81||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||16.83||30.77||51.28||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||13.40||29.63||44.50||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||22.00||38.46||56.41||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||17.00||37.00||60.36||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||32.82||46.15||64.62||2018|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1)||20.00||38.46||64.62||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||20.00||38.46||64.62||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||19.00||30.67||50.48||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||18.19||30.77||53.85||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||27.50||35.58||62.48||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes biologists and related scientists, is $43.86. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,634, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $85,000.
There are over 26,000 biologists, forestry professionals and agricultural specialists working in Canada.