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Average Mid-Career Biologist Salary in Canada

C$62,888
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$1,275
Bonus
C$2,017
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Biologist in Canada is C$62,888.
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CA$63k
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CA$80k
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C$50k - C$80k
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C$199 - C$4k
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C$49k - C$80k
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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.

Career Paths

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Biologist
Conservation Scientist
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What Are Popular Skills for Biologists?

Skills in Data Analysis and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, 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$51,681 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Biologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$71,026 based on 45 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$79,003.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Biologist in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 7.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (6.2% more) and Toronto, Ontario (3.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 167 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.4%
Early Career
52.7%
Experienced
26.9%
Late Career
12.0%