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Average Natural and Applied Science Policy Researcher’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4161.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: natural resources policy analyst, patent agent, environmental advisor and recycling program co-ordinator.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $28.02 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Nova Scotia at $31.25 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $60,000 – $80,000.
Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will balance job vacancies in this profession for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers in Canada
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$ per hr
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|Calgary – Alberta*||22.83||28.02||54.833||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||26.44||38.46||54.07||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||24.62||35.00||53.37||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||24.04||34.58||55.10||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||16.00||34.52||55.00||2013|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia(1)||18.00||31.25||48.72||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||28.85||40.87||64.90||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||25.64||37.44||51.79||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1)||25.64||39.01||58.97||2016|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||25.64||39.01||58.97||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||19.23||34.87||50.26||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec||19.00||34.36||53.42||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||25.16||38.46||53.70||2016|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in law and social, community and government services, which includes natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers, is $37.73. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,353, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $70,000.
There are over 27,000 natural & applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers working in Canada.