The average salary for an Environmental Scientist in Canada is C$55,115.
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Job Description for Environmental Scientist
An environmental scientist is a scientist who is usually employed by a government department or consulting firm to a conduct research on environmental issues. They seek to develop, implement, and enforce state, local, or federal regulations designed to preserve and protect the environment. Environmental scientists seek to identify harmful pollutants or hazards to the environment or potential threats to the human, plant, or animal population. An environmental scientist must have great written a…Read more
Environmental Scientist Tasks
- Collect, analyze, and report on environmental data, like building materials, atmosphere monitoring and soil or water samples.
- Create visualizations and guidance materials for multiple audiences.
- Compare results and methods to federal and local regulations and guidelines, reporting on the gaps and achievements.
Popular Employer Salaries for Environmental Scientist
The top respondents for the job title Environmental Scientist are from the companies Stantec Consulting Ltd., SLR Consulting Ltd and Arcadis, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Stantec Consulting Ltd. where the average pay is C$71,216. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include WorleyParsons and SNC-Lavalin Inc., earning around C$59,152 and C$58,958, respectively. Arcadis, Inc. pays the lowest at around C$53,000. CH2M Hill and Golder Associates also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$55,000 and C$55,063, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Environmental Scientist
Skills in Environmental Consulting, Technical Writing, Environmental Compliance and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Scientist
An entry-level Environmental Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$45,661 based on 38 salaries. An early career Environmental Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$50,494 based on 278 salaries. A mid-career Environmental Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$63,783 based on 175 salaries. An experienced Environmental Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$80,297 based on 81 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$98,563.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Environmental Scientist in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 26.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (15.8% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (6.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Kitchener, Ontario (15.8% less), Ottawa, Ontario (8.8% less) and Toronto, Ontario (6.5% less).
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