Geologist, Geochemist and Geophysicist Salary Canada

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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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
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


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Participating in geological, geochemical and geophysical field studies, drilling and geological testing programs
›› Collecting, examining and analysing rock, mineral and fossil samples
›› Assessing the risk of natural hazards such as landslides, slope erosion and subsidence
Comparison with employment group

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.

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