The average salary for an Aquatic Biologist with Environmental Consulting skills in Canada is C$62,647.
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Job Description for Aquatic Biologist
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 re…Read more
Aquatic Biologist Tasks
- 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.
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Popular Skills for Aquatic Biologist
Skills that pay less than market rate include Statistical Analysis, Regulatory Compliance, Data Analysis and Technical Writing.
Pay by Experience Level for Aquatic Biologist
An early career Aquatic Biologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$55,932 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Aquatic Biologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$61,882 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Aquatic Biologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$73,891 based on 12 salaries.
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Employees with Aquatic Biologist in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 5.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (2.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Vancouver, British Columbia (12.2% less).
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