Social Policy Researcher Salary Canada

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Average Social Policy Researcher’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Social Policy Researchers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 4164.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: social policy researcher, consumer advisor, policy consultant and home economist.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton – Alberta at $39.15 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax – Nova Scotia at $26.58 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $75,000.

Employment prospects for social policy researchers, consultants and program officers are good in Canada. It is expected that there will be a balance of workers for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Social Policy Researchers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 23.99 27.56 57.58 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 25.87 39.15 50.38 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 15.00 28.50 41.58 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 16.50 34.13 52.56 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 23.31 29.67 49.23 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 12.31 26.58 43.54 2018
Toronto – Ontario 20.77 35.38 53.64 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 27.47 38.46 53.64 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 20.79 35.90 44.26 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 19.65 35.00 44.51 2018
Prince Edward Island 20.40 36.92 43.00 2018
Montreal – Quebec(1) 21.98 36.00 48.89 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 24.30 31.62 55.29 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Developing social programs and social legislation
›› Developing and analysing questionnaires and surveys on social issues
›› Conducting research and advising consumers on the selection and proper use of food products and other consumer goods
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 social 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 80,000 health and social policy researchers, consultants & program officers working in Canada.

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