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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Canada 2018

How much money does a person working in Science and Technical Services make in Canada?

4,669 CAD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Science and Technical Services in Canada typically earns around 4,669 CAD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Science and Technical Services 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
Biologist3,725 CAD
Chemist3,528 CAD
Food Scientist4,833 CAD
Geographic Information Systems Technician5,417 CAD
Laboratory Technician4,583 CAD
Metallurgist5,667 CAD
Meteorologist3,500 CAD
Physicist6,667 CAD
Research Coordinator4,417 CAD
Statistician3,333 CAD
Technical Manager6,750 CAD

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in Canada

25% of people earn
3,700 CAD
or less
50% of people earn
4,000 CAD
or less
75% of people earn
6,000 CAD
or less
2,750 CAD
4,000 CAD
7,500 CAD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Science and Technical Services salaries in Canada range between 2,750 CAD per month (minimum salary) to 7,500 CAD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,000 CAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 4,000 CAD while the other half are earning more than 4,000 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 Science and Technical Services are earning less than 3,700 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,700 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 6,000 CAD while 25% are earning more than 6,000 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

Science and Technical Services Salary Forecast and Trend in Canada

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

Average Salary 2015    =  
4,374 CAD
Average Salary 2016    +1%  
4,426 CAD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
4,550 CAD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
4,669 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Science and Technical Services 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 3% 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.

Science and Technical Services Hourly Average Wage in Canada

24 CAD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Canada for Science and Technical Services is 24 CAD. This means that the average person in Canada earns approximatly 24 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 Science and Technical Services Jobs in Canada

4,669 CAD
5,597 CAD
Average Salary
Science and Technical Services
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Canada salaries for Science and Technical Services and All Jobs and we found that Science and Technical Services salaries are 17% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Calgary3,854 CAD
Ottawa3,725 CAD
Toronto6,056 CAD
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