Average Environmental Scientist Salary in Canada

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The average salary for an Environmental Scientist in Canada is C$55,115.
MEDIAN C$55,115
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C$41k - C$83k
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C$41k - C$82k

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Job Description for Environmental Scientist

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.

Career Paths

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Environmental Scientist
Environmental Engineer
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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.
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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