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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Average Salaries in Canada 2018

How much money does a person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology make in Canada?

6,830 CAD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Canada typically earns around 6,830 CAD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Pharmacy Director1,200 CAD
Biomedical Engineer6,000 CAD
Biomedical Engineering Director8,333 CAD
Biostatistician5,083 CAD
Clinical Data Manager7,000 CAD
Clinical Research Associate5,083 CAD
Drug Safety / Medical Information Specialist7,417 CAD
Manufacturing Engineer9,792 CAD
Pharmacist7,442 CAD
Regulatory Affairs Specialist10,000 CAD

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Jobs Salary Distribution in Canada

25% of people earn
5,333 CAD
or less
50% of people earn
6,667 CAD
or less
75% of people earn
8,333 CAD
or less
1,200 CAD
6,667 CAD
12,500 CAD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries in Canada range between 1,200 CAD per month (minimum salary) to 12,500 CAD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,667 CAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 6,667 CAD while the other half are earning more than 6,667 CAD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 5,333 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 5,333 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 8,333 CAD while 25% are earning more than 8,333 CAD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Salary Forecast and Trend in Canada

How do Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2015    =  
6,399 CAD
Average Salary 2016    +3%  
6,565 CAD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
6,749 CAD
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
6,830 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries in Canada are rising in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 1% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Hourly Average Wage in Canada

35 CAD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Canada for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology is 35 CAD. This means that the average person in Canada earns approximatly 35 CAD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Jobs in Canada

6,830 CAD
5,597 CAD
Average Salary
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Canada salaries for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and All Jobs and we found that Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 22% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Mississauga6,667 CAD
Montreal8,000 CAD
Ottawa6,528 CAD
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