A Biologist earns an average salary of C$59,506 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

C$38,925 - C$80,063
C$39K
C$58K
C$80K
MEDIAN: C$57,658
10%
50%
90%
C$18.67 - C$35.03
C$19
C$25
C$35
MEDIAN: C$25.38
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$80K
Salary C$38,925 - C$80,063
Bonus C$400 - C$5,999
Profit Sharing C$950
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$39,050 - C$79,218
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 181
Hourly Data C$0C$56
Hourly Rate C$18.67 - C$35.03
Overtime C$27.51 - C$56.24
Annual Data C$0C$79K
Bonus C$400 - C$5,999
Profit Sharing C$950
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$39,050 - C$79,218
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 88

Job Description for Biologist

Biologists analyze living organisms, and they may work in a number of settings. For example, they may work at a university conducting research or they might conduct research to aid with a company's industrial efforts. This work is generally indoors in a laboratory setting, although field work may be required for tasks such as mapping land, gathering samples from the land and water, and assisting with surveying. Travel is sometimes be required to monitor sites away from the office. Research projects and presentations may also require leaving for a week or so at a time.

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Biologist Tasks

  • Conduct and analyze plant and animal biological data about relationships between organisms and their environment.
  • Prepare environmental impact reports.
  • Inform public, state, and federal representatives and agencies of test results.
  • Determine environmental effects of land and water use.

Biologist Pay By Employer

$0$120K

$61,500

CH2M Hill
8 profiles
$77,249

$64,418

$98,990

Biologist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Biologist

Pay by Experience Level for Biologist

Pay by Experience for a Biologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Biologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$50,000 based on 70 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Biologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$62,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Biologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$71,000 based on 34 salaries. A Biologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$77,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$57,039

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Biologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Biologist?

Biologist in Burnaby:
"work flexibility"
Pros: working outdoor
Cons: irregular working hour

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Key Stats for Biologist

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Biologist Salaries

▲35%

▲25%

▲9%

National Average
C$57,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Biologist Salaries


Technical Writing
▲2%


National Average
C$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 24%