How much does a Research Scientist make?

Updated Jul. 30, 2021
$77,010 /yr
Average Base Pay

396 salaries

$50K

Low

$77K

Average

$119K

High

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The national average salary for a Research Scientist is $77,010 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 396 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Research Scientist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Research Scientist$77,010 /yr
L3
Senior Research Scientist$119,727 /yr
L4
Leader of Research$76,504 /yr
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Stradigi AI
3.9

Stradigi AI

Research Scientist

$95,476

 /yr
Range: $82K - $121K
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$82K

$121K

$82,218 - $120,602 Range

Charles River Laboratories
3.5

Charles River Laboratories

Research Scientist

$67,000

 /yr
Range: $59K - $82K

$59K

$82K

$58,580 - $81,915 Range

University of British Columbia
4.3

University of British Columbia

Research Scientist

$61,672

 /yr
Range: $51K - $84K

$51K

$84K

$50,599 - $84,000 Range

The Ottawa Hospital
4.1

The Ottawa Hospital

Research Scientist

$121,414

 /yr
Range: $60K - $134K

$60K

$134K

$59,695 - $133,898 Range

Government of Canada
4.2

Government of Canada

Research Scientist

$113,069

 /yr
Range: $87K - $139K

$87K

$139K

$86,739 - $139,352 Range

McGill University
4.2

McGill University

Research Scientist

$75,754

 /yr
Range: $38K - $130K

$38K

$130K

$38,440 - $129,697 Range

University of Toronto
4.3

University of Toronto

Research Scientist

$48,650

 /yr
Range: $37K - $67K

$37K

$67K

$37,000 - $66,511 Range

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Intellisyn

Research Scientist

$64,328

 /yr
Range: $51K - $72K

$51K

$72K

$51,386 - $72,000 Range

KGK Science
2.1

KGK Science

Research Scientist

$52,268

 /yr
Range: $47K - $76K

$47K

$76K

$47,494 - $76,006 Range

FPInnovations
2.5

FPInnovations

Research Scientist

$74,485

 /yr
Range: $59K - $93K

$59K

$93K

$59,472 - $93,243 Range

Department of Fisheries and Oceans
4.1

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Research Scientist

$85,239

 /yr
Range: $62K - $108K

$62K

$108K

$62,000 - $107,879 Range

Therapure Biopharma
2.5

Therapure Biopharma

Research Scientist

$72,575

 /yr
Range: $70K - $81K

$70K

$81K

$70,286 - $81,088 Range

University of Saskatchewan
4.2

University of Saskatchewan

Research Scientist

$81,675

 /yr
Range: $44K - $129K

$44K

$129K

$44,321 - $128,840 Range

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
3.4

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Research Scientist

$79,156

 /yr
Range: $74K - $86K

$74K

$86K

$73,879 - $86,000 Range

University Health Network
4.1

University Health Network

Research Scientist

$71,941

 /yr
Range: $52K - $118K

$52K

$118K

$51,725 - $118,183 Range

Toronto Rehab
4

Toronto Rehab

Research Scientist

$125,886

 /yr
Range: $121K - $145K

$121K

$145K

$120,534 - $144,525 Range

Gilead Sciences
3.8

Gilead Sciences

Research Scientist

$100,354

 /yr
Range: $95K - $114K

$95K

$114K

$95,130 - $113,696 Range

1

Sussex Research

Research Scientist

$66,664

 /yr
Range: $61K - $67K

$61K

$67K

$60,969 - $66,664 Range

Lallemand
4.1

Lallemand

Research Scientist

$50,802

 /yr
Range: $46K - $75K

$46K

$75K

$45,873 - $74,514 Range

1.4

Safe Engineering Services & technologies

Research Scientist

$63,925

 /yr
Range: $52K - $98K

$52K

$98K

$51,688 - $97,634 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Research Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a a Research Scientist is $77,010 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see a Research Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 396 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Research Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a a Research Scientist in Canada is $119,212 per year.

The lowest salary for a a Research Scientist in Canada is $49,748 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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$95,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Toronto Area area reported making $95,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$82,500
per year
A Research Scientist in the Toronto Area area reported making $82,500 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$120,000
per year
A Scientist in the Vancouver Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Additional Pay
$12k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$80,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Toronto Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$60,000
per year
A Research Scientist in the Vancouver Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$64,500
per year
A Research Scientist in the Quebec Area area reported making $64,500 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Quebec Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$7,000
monthly
A Research Scientist in the Toronto Area area reported making $7,000 per month
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Toronto Area area
Intern
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public