Physicists and Astronomers Salary Canada

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Average Physicist’s and Astronomer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Physicists and Astronomers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2111.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: astronomer, physicist, cosmologist, nuclear physicist and physics research scientist.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $73.76 per hour and the Canadian National average wages earned are $42.56 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $80,000 – $120,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Physicists and Astronomers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 24.88 64.30 64.30 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 39.55 73.76 73.76 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia(1) 29.77 52.23 75.29 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba(3) 25.96 42.56 71.79 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(3) 25.96 42.56 71.79 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia(3) 25.96 42.56 71.79 2018
Toronto – Ontario(1) 25.83 52.30 81.88 2016
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 25.83 52.30 81.88 2016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1) 25.83 52.30 81.88 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1) 25.83 52.30 81.88 2016
Prince Edward Island(3) 25.96 42.56 71.79 2018
Montreal – Quebec(3) 25.96 42.56 71.79 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(3) 25.96 42.56 71.79 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Designing and conducting research in experimental and theoretical physics
›› Writing reports for academic journals based on your research
›› Designing and conducting observational surveys of celestial bodies
Comparison with employment unit

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

Visa

Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation to apply for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

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