Average Ecologist Salary in Canada

C$60,646
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$2,035
Bonus
C$2,457
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The average salary for an Ecologist in Canada is C$60,646.
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C$44k
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C$61k
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C$77k
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MEDIAN C$60,646
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Salary
C$44k - C$77k
Bonus
C$203 - C$7k
Profit Sharing
C$2k - C$4k
Total Pay
C$44k - C$82k

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Job Description for Ecologist

Ecologist Tasks
  • 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Ecologist

Career Paths

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Ecologist
Wildlife Biologist
Environmental Planner
Senior Environmental Scientist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 83 survey responses.
Early Career
31.3%
Mid Career
47.0%
Experienced
14.5%
Late Career
7.2%