The average salary for an Entry-Level Biologist is C$50,243 per year.

C$33,716 - C$64,462
C$34K
C$50K
C$64K
MEDIAN: C$50,324
10%
50%
90%
C$17.40 - C$28.78
C$17
C$23
C$29
MEDIAN: C$22.53
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$65K
Salary C$33,716 - C$64,462
Bonus C$386 - C$4,085
Profit Sharing C$500
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$35,295 - C$65,996
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 100
Hourly Data C$0C$52
Hourly Rate C$17.40 - C$28.78
Overtime C$25.34 - C$52.28
Annual Data C$0C$65K
Bonus C$386 - C$4,085
Profit Sharing C$500
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$35,295 - C$65,996
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 58

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.

Biologist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$49,995

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

Biologist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Biologist

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
22%

Skills That Affect Biologist Salaries



National Average
C$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 26%