How much does a Scientist make?

Updated Jul. 30, 2021
$81,526 /yr
Average Base Pay

227 salaries

$52K

Low

$82K

Average

$127K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Scientist is $81,526 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 227 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by 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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Related Job Titles

Research Scientist

$77,010

per year

Scientist I

$81,164

per year

Senior Scientist

$119,232

per year

Staff Scientist

$73,582

per year

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STEMCELL Technologies
4.1

STEMCELL Technologies

Scientist

$84,156

 /yr
Range: $72K - $98K
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$72K

$98K

$71,734 - $97,947 Range

Apotex
3.7

Apotex

Scientist

$84,391

 /yr
Range: $56K - $138K

$56K

$138K

$55,553 - $138,456 Range

Canadian Blood Services
3.7

Canadian Blood Services

Scientist

$126,606

 /yr
Range: $119K - $136K

$119K

$136K

$118,895 - $135,716 Range

Sanofi
3.9

Sanofi

Scientist

$85,651

 /yr
Range: $82K - $109K

$82K

$109K

$81,915 - $108,550 Range

Zymeworks
4.5

Zymeworks

Scientist

$97,297

 /yr
Range: $83K - $108K

$83K

$108K

$83,204 - $107,781 Range

London Health Sciences Centre
4

London Health Sciences Centre

Scientist

$143,248

 /yr
Range: $117K - $229K

$117K

$229K

$116,675 - $228,568 Range

Synaptive Medical

Scientist

$77,657

 /yr
Range: $73K - $88K

$73K

$88K

$73,494 - $87,869 Range

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OICR
3.9

OICR

Scientist

$150,127

 /yr
Range: $80K - $214K

$80K

$214K

$80,246 - $213,639 Range

Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

Scientist

$150,299

 /yr
Range: $142K - $168K

$142K

$168K

$141,768 - $167,765 Range

SNC-Lavalin
3.6

SNC-Lavalin

Scientist

$66,458

 /yr
Range: $55K - $86K

$55K

$86K

$55,382 - $86,188 Range

4.7

Paraza Pharma

Scientist

$70,352

 /yr
Range: $66K - $75K

$66K

$75K

$65,654 - $74,578 Range

University Health Network
4.1

University Health Network

Scientist

$121,351

 /yr
Range: $74K - $144K

$74K

$144K

$73,658 - $144,107 Range

Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization
2.7

$81K

$93K

$81,099 - $92,993 Range

Estée Lauder Companies
4

Estée Lauder Companies

Scientist

$66,656

 /yr
Range: $62K - $67K

$62K

$67K

$62,071 - $66,664 Range

Caprion
3.5

Caprion

Scientist

$54,075

 /yr
Range: $48K - $57K

$48K

$57K

$47,888 - $56,525 Range

Charles River Laboratories
3.5

Charles River Laboratories

Scientist

$61,663

 /yr
Range: $56K - $66K

$56K

$66K

$56,442 - $65,918 Range

CiToxLAB
3.4

CiToxLAB

Scientist

$59,267

 /yr
Range: $57K - $63K

$57K

$63K

$56,661 - $63,168 Range

FPInnovations
2.5

FPInnovations

Scientist

$97,244

 /yr
Range: $67K - $122K

$67K

$122K

$66,656 - $121,841 Range

BioVectra
3.6

BioVectra

Scientist

$61,663

 /yr
Range: $57K - $65K

$57K

$65K

$56,856 - $65,000 Range

1QB Information Technologies 1QBit
4.3

1QB Information Technologies 1QBit

Scientist

$88,765

 /yr
Range: $88K - $92K

$88K

$92K

$87,500 - $91,826 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Scientist salaries

The national average salary for a a Scientist is $81,526 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see a Scientist salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 227 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Scientist employees.

The highest salary for a a Scientist in Canada is $127,444 per year.

The lowest salary for a a Scientist in Canada is $52,153 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent scientist salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$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
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