Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2016 – Physical sciences professional (209)

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Sector Weekly regular work hours Pay scales Annual salary Hourly salary Total compensation1

Minimum Normal Maximum



h $ $/h

All of Québec
Level 1 38,0 47 783 60 818 58 573 29,54 42,65
Level 2 36,8 63 249 81 969 77 016 40,23 59,89
Level 3 36,3 87 221 104 056 101 025 53,35 80,67
Public sector2
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 36,1 65 798 85 333 81 413 43,18 66,36
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector
Level 1 38,4 48 181 61 609 59 785 29,82 42,45
Level 2 37,9 56 207 72 676 69 226 35,00 49,39
Level 3 37,1 79 306 100 731 95 353 49,06 68,48
Private sector, unionized
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 x x x x x x
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector, non-unionized
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 38,0 x x 71 069 35,86 50,24
Level 3 37,1 x x 98 019 50,46 70,14
Private sector, 200–499 employees
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 36,4 x x 73 210 38,45 55,42
Level 3 35,6 x x 88 209 47,37 67,54
Private sector, 500 and more employees
Level 1 38,4 48 181 61 609 59 682 29,79 42,40
Level 2 38,2 57 409 73 708 68 347 34,24 48,14
Level 3 38,0 83 615 108 677 99 130 49,96 68,95
Manufacturing
Level 1 38,9 x x 65 699 32,46 46,53
Level 2 38,4 71 904 93 250 69 529 34,67 49,99
Level 3 37,7 x x 92 026 46,56 68,40
  

1. For more information about the equation, see the chapter called "La méthodologie" in the report Rémunération des salariés. État et évolution comparés, 2016.
2. Comprises the Québec government (Québec civil service and the public education, health and social service networks) and the "other public" sector (municipal government [25 000 or more inhabitants], public enterprises of the three levels of government, universities and federal government employees in Québec)
  
Source: Québec survey on total compensation. 2016 Data collection.
 
February 27, 2017
     

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Summary of responsibilities

The Physical sciences professional prepares and carries out various scientific studies in the fields of chemistry, geology, physics, mathematics or microbiology. Tasks vary according to the field of activity.

Education requirement

University degree in an appropriate discipline. For research jobs, a post-graduate degree is usually required

Condition of employment

Chemists: membership in the Ordre des chimistes du Québec is preferable. If this membership is not a condition of employment, indicate this when the job is being matched

Minimum experience generally required by level of complexity

  • Level 1: None
  • Level 2: 3 years
  • Level 3: 8 years

Fields of activity

  • Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Geology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology

Examples of job titles

  • Physicist
  • Biophysicist
  • Scientist
  • Chemist
  • Biochemist
  • Geologist
  • Mathematician
  • Scientific researcher
  • Laboratory coordinator or supervisor
  • Bacteriologist

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To be excluded from this job

  • Actuary, Biologist (ERG 211)
  • Chemical engineer (ERG 207)
  • Meteorologist
  • Statistician