Average Microbiologist Salary in Canada

C$49,484
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C$250
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The average salary for a Microbiologist in Canada is C$49,484.
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C$36k
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C$49k
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C$68k
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MEDIAN C$49,484
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Salary
C$36k - C$68k
Bonus
C$0 - C$6k
Total Pay
C$34k - C$66k

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Job Description for Microbiologist

Microbiologist Tasks
  • 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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Microbiologist. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Microbiologist
Quality Control Microbiologist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 200 survey responses.
Entry Level
18.5%
Early Career
44.5%
Mid Career
24.0%
Experienced
13.0%

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