Avg. Base Salary (CAD)
The average salary for an Aquatic Biologist is C$59,012
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Aquatic Biologists?
An early career Aquatic Biologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$54,823 based on 24 salaries. A mid-career Aquatic Biologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$61,281 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Aquatic …Read more
What Do Aquatic Biologists Do?
An aquatic biologist primarily studies the ecology and behaviors of living organisms, such as plants, animals, and microbes. The organisms are usually found in freshwater sources, including lakes, rivers, marshes, and wetlands. Aquatic biologists also study the composition of the water itself, as well as the effects of various conditions on aquatic life.
Usually, at least a bachelor's degree in aquatic biology or a closely related major is required for an entry-level position. However, most …Read more
- Study the behavior, genetics, origins and diseases of marine wildlife.
- Observe and analyze data pertaining to marine life.
- May specialize in environmental cleanups, marine conservation or the rehabilitation of injured marine animals.
- Conduct scientific experiments on-site and / or in a lab.