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 Ontario at $37.19 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick at $29.00 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 in the near future. However there will be a slowdown in employment growth compared to previous years because of government budget freezes and cuts.

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* 14.77 32.10 59.85 2017
Edmonton – Alberta* 22.66 32.78 49.92 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 21.00 32.97 46.42 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 19.00 30.85 49.23 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 20.86 29.00 38.25 2015
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 18.24 30.51 41.70 2016
Toronto – Ontario 20.00 36.06 51.92 2016
Ottawa – Ontario 20.88 37.19 51.79 2016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 20.88 37.19 51.28 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 20.88 37.19 51.28 2016
Prince Edward Island 21.63 30.00 35.90 2016
Montreal – Quebec 20.00 35.00 47.69 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 21.31 35.77 49.52 2016

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 2018 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 $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.

Number In Employment

There are over 80,000 health and social policy researchers, consultants & program officers working in Canada.

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