Natural and Applied Science Policy Researcher Salary Canada

See table for salaries.

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 $47.40 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg – Manitoba at $31.88 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $65,000 – $90,000.

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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 30.00 47.40 89.03 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 25.29 47.00 89.03 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 24.00 41.21 62.50 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 17.50 31.88 47.00 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 19.34 37.00 50.77 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 21.98 35.90 47.18 2018
Toronto – Ontario 20.63 41.03 56.41 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 26.67 42.56 55.38 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1) 20.63 41.03 56.41 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 20.63 41.03 56.41 2018
Prince Edward Island 21.98 37.00 51.65 2018
Montreal – Quebec 20.86 35.00 45.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 25.48 36.57 64.10 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Ergonomists: conducting research and advising on the relationships between people, their equipment and working or living environments
›› Industrial hygienists: studying physical, chemical and biological hazards and stresses in the workplace
›› Patent agents: Advising clients on matters of patent law
›› Science policy officers: conducting policy research into scientific areas such as the environment, agriculture and energy
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 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 $40.77. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,435, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $75,000.

Number in employment

There are over 30,000 natural & applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers working in Canada.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Biologists and Related Scientists
Chemists
Education Policy Researcher Salaries
Forestry Professionals
Land Surveyors
Social Policy Researcher Salaries

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.