Average Research Laboratory Technician Salary in Canada

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The average salary for a Research Laboratory Technician in Canada is C$40,716.
MEDIAN C$40,716
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C$35k - C$58k
C$786 - C$4k
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C$31k - C$56k

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Job Description for Research Laboratory Technician

Research Laboratory Technician Tasks
  • Perform experiments and production tasks according to standard procedures.
  • Prepare samples, equipment, and materials for experiments.
  • Analyze, calculate, review, record, and update experimental data.
  • Inventory and order supplies and equipment.

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Popular Skills for Research Laboratory Technician

Skills in Research Analysis and PCR Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microbiology, Data Analysis and Molecular Biology.

Pay by Experience Level for Research Laboratory Technician

An entry-level Research Laboratory Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$39,057 based on 7 salaries. An early career Research Laboratory Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$40,721 based on 72 salaries. A mid-career Research Laboratory Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$41,410 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Research Laboratory Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$43,448 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$41,500.
Employees with Research Laboratory Technician in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 14.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (7.9% more) and Ottawa, Ontario (5.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (13.4% less), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1.8% less) and Montréal, Québec (1.8% less).

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