C$57,641
Avg. Salary
C$26.17
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$1,900

Bonus

C$1,700

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Biologist is C$26.17 per hour.

The average pay for a Biologist is C$57,641 per year.

C$18.91
10%
C$26.17
50%
C$35.67
90%
MEDIAN C$26.17
C$40k
10%
C$58k
50%
C$80k
90%
MEDIAN C$57,641
C$39,518 - C$79,955
C$40K
C$58K
C$80K
MEDIAN: C$57,641
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90%
C$18.91 - C$35.67
C$19
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MEDIAN: C$26.17
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C$0C$79K
Salary C$39,518 - C$79,955
Bonus C$411 - C$5,960
Profit Sharing C$1,700
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$39,690 - C$78,971
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 165
Hourly Data C$0C$57
Hourly Rate C$18.91 - C$35.67
Overtime C$26.70 - C$57.70
Annual Data C$0C$78K
Bonus C$411 - C$5,960
Profit Sharing C$1,700
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$39,690 - C$78,971
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 83

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.

Common Career Paths for Biologist


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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

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National Average: C$57,403

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

Biologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Biologist?

Biologist in Montréal:
"Need to provide more internal training for existing employees (outside of health and safety), rather than hire new employees."
Pros: Flexibility
Cons: Focused on project completion rather than the development of employees career path.

Biologist in Drummondville:
"Peatland specialist."
As a new biologist in the peat industry. I had a good experience in growing media formulation, plant growth and growing media physical and chemical characterization. I developped conservation plan for degraded peatbog.

Biologist in Hanna:
Go to college, not university. Get as much field work experience as you can.

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

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Key Stats for Biologist

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Biologist Salaries

▲34%

▲24%

▲9%

National Average
C$57,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Biologist Salaries


Technical Writing
▲2%


National Average
C$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 25%