Chemist Salary Canada

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Average Chemist’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Chemists.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2112.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.

Examples of some job titles are: chemist, research chemist, biochemist, physical chemist and quality control chemist.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $43.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg – Manitoba at $31.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $90,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be sufficient to fill job vacancies in this occupation for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Chemists in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 20.70 43.00 62.62 2019
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 20.70 43.00 62.62 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 33.81 59.80 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 18.00 31.00 39.00 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 22.00 35.90 43.27 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 22.00 35.90 43.27 2018
Toronto – Ontario 14.00 32.69 53.85 2018
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 17.79 38.17 56.92 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 17.79 38.17 56.92 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 22.18 38.17 57.69 2018
Prince Edward Island 22.00 35.90 43.27 2018
Montreal – Quebec 20.00 32.05 44.62 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(3) 18.00 32.82 56.25 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Conducting experiments to make new useful chemical compounds
›› Analysing chemical or biochemical compounds
›› Publishing reports and articles in scientific journals
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes chemists, 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.

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