The average salary for a Biologist in Canada is C$58,315.
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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 proj…Read more
- 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.
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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