Average Biologist Salary in Canada

C$58,315
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$1,900
Bonus
C$950
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The average salary for a Biologist in Canada is C$58,315.
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C$41k
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C$82k
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MEDIAN C$58,315
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Salary
C$41k - C$82k
Bonus
C$485 - C$6k
Profit Sharing
C$49 - C$2k
Total Pay
C$40k - C$80k

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Job Description for Biologist

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Biologist

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Biologist. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Biologist
Fishery Biologist
Conservation Scientist
Aquatic Biologist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Biologist

Skills in Environmental Consulting and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Data Analysis and Technical Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Biologist

An entry-level Biologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$48,774 based on 12 salaries. An early career Biologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$51,011 based on 98 salaries. A mid-career Biologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$59,906 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Biologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$70,322 based on 53 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$79,678.
Employees with Biologist in their job title in Kelowna, British Columbia earn an average of 15.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (9.3% more) and Ottawa, Ontario (8.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (7.4% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (5.6% less) and Toronto, Ontario (5.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 253 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.7%
Early Career
38.7%
Mid Career
30.0%
Experienced
20.9%
Late Career
5.5%