The average salary for an Ecologist in Canada is C$60,646.
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Job Description for Ecologist
Ecologists are responsible for surveying ecosystems and creating assessments pertaining to the diversity, behavior, and population of the organisms within ecosystems. The tasks they undertake will require them to spend a great deal of time in the field conducting scientific investigations and classifying organisms; recorded data is then submitted to Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Ecologists also have other responsibilities, such as generating environmental impact reports, habitat mainte…Read more
- Perform habitat evaluations, rare species surveys, wetland delineations, and ecological fieldwork.
- Prepare Environmental Impact Assessments and regulatory reviews.
- Educate and/or publish findings to the public and officials and assist with mitigation plans.
- Classify organisms.
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Popular Skills for Ecologist
Skills in Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Technical Writing and Environmental Consulting.
Pay by Experience Level for Ecologist
An early career Ecologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$55,334 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Ecologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$61,509 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Ecologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$67,845 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$61,042.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Ecologist in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 9.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Ottawa, Ontario (1.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Guelph, Ontario (9.3% less), Markham, Ontario (2.7% less) and Barrie, Ontario (1.9% less).
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