The average salary for a Microbiologist in Canada is C$49,484.
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Job Description for Microbiologist
Microbiologists study the biology of microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and algae; examples of microbiologists include bacteriologists, virologists, immunologists and clinical microbiologists. They often work in research and development, although they may also instruct students in microbiology if they hold a position at colleges and universities. Their duties include conducting research projects to examine microorganisms, preparing samples for testing (such as through plat…Read more
- Study and document growth, physiology, morphology, and general characteristics of microorganisms.
- Write technical reports to communicate findings and procedures.
- Supervise laboratory staff, including schedules and tasks.
- Perform assays and determinations of organisms and substrates for identification and to determine interactions.
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Popular Skills for Microbiologist
Skills in Microbiology and Molecular Biology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include PCR Analysis, Aseptic Processing and Quality Assurance / Quality Control.
Pay by Experience Level for Microbiologist
An entry-level Microbiologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$43,166 based on 37 salaries. An early career Microbiologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$48,269 based on 89 salaries. A mid-career Microbiologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$49,235 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Microbiologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$54,119 based on 26 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Microbiologist in their job title in Winnipeg, Manitoba earn an average of 15.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Montréal, Québec (14.9% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (12.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Scarborough, Ontario (20.6% less), Cambridge, Ontario (3.3% less) and Toronto, Ontario (1.6% less).
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