Average Principal Scientist Salary

C$97,483
Avg. Salary
C$5,057
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The average salary for a Principal Scientist is C$97,483.
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C$69k
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C$97k
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C$121k
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MEDIAN C$97,483
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Salary
C$69k - C$121k
Bonus
C$3k - C$27k
Total Pay
C$69k - C$127k

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Job Description for Principal Scientist

Principal Scientist Tasks
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research to improve existing products or develop new ones.
  • Coordinate with other departmental team leads to produce effective business solutions, and provide updates to project managers.
  • Provide technical guidance on area of expertise and respond to internal and external queries.
  • Monitor staff performance and conduct annual performance reviews.
  • Lead a team of researchers, and coordinate work activity and training sessions.

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Popular Skills for Principal Scientist

Skills in Project Management and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Principal Scientist

An early career Principal Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$70,589 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Principal Scientist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$99,137 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$100,264.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 40 survey responses.
Early Career
17.5%
Experienced
47.5%
Late Career
35.0%