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Average Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicist’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2113.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: geologist, geochemist, geophysicist, glaciologist, seismologist and mineralogist.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $74.36 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick at $35.34 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $120,000.
Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. Geologists, geochemists and geophysicists will benefit from any growth in the mining sector due to any increase in global demand for raw materials.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||37.78||74.36||96.84||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||31.27||64.97||96.84||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||26.50||37.31||53.63||2014|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||24.73||36.42||51.26||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||20.19||35.34||56.41||2013|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||–||–||–||–|
|Toronto – Ontario||20.00||39.90||60.58||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||20.00||39.90||60.58||2016|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||20.00||39.90||60.58||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||20.00||39.90||60.58||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||–||–||–||–|
|Montreal – Quebec||–||–||–||–|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan*||28.85||47.44||67.31||2016|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes geologists, geochemists and geophysicists, is $40.85. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,538, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $80,000.
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.