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Average Biologist Salary in Canada

C$60,478
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$1,125
Bonus
C$1,965
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The average salary for a Biologist in Canada is C$60,478.
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CA$48k
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CA$60k
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CA$83k
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C$48k - C$83k
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C$199 - C$6k
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C$11 - C$5k
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C$42k - C$82k
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What Do Biologists Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Biologist

3.9 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Biologists?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Biologists?

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$49,682 based on 14 salaries. An early career Biologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$51,821 based on 86 salaries. A mid-career Biologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$62,228 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Biologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$72,065 based on 45 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$80,475.
Employees with Biologist in their job title in Ottawa, Ontario earn an average of 15.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (10.1% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (0.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (14.0% less), Kelowna, British Columbia (11.5% less) and Toronto, Ontario (6.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 251 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.6%
Early Career
34.3%
Mid Career
34.7%
Experienced
17.9%
Late Career
7.6%