Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2017 – 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 37,7 43 180 56 899 55 108 28,11 39,91
Level 2 36,9 65 808 85 529 78 498 40,96 60,48
Level 3 36,2 88 845 105 620 102 855 54,47 81,14
Public sector2
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 36,2 68 100 88 023 83 946 44,44 67,89
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector
Level 1 38,0 41 417 55 019 54 538 27,57 38,67
Level 2 38,0 57 714 76 722 68 925 34,85 48,66
Level 3 36,9 75 364 96 333 94 023 48,88 68,63
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 38,2 57 714 76 722 69 959 35,28 48,73
Level 3 36,8 75 364 96 333 96 614 50,28 70,35
Private sector, 200–499 employees
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 37,5 x x 76 606 39,20 55,68
Level 3 35,8 x x 94 090 50,16 71,17
Private sector, 500 and more employees
Level 1 38,0 41 417 55 019 54 393 27,51 38,58
Level 2 38,2 58 625 77 274 67 087 33,80 47,02
Level 3 37,3 75 509 98 257 93 999 48,41 67,74
Manufacturing
Level 1 38,5 50 260 69 096 62 759 31,49 44,57
Level 2 38,5 64 667 84 265 66 011 32,97 46,32
Level 3 37,0 80 044 101 278 92 509 48,06 70,26
  

1. For more information about the equation, see the chapter called "La méthodologie" in the report Rémunération des salariés. État et évolution comparés, 2017.
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. 2017 Data collection.
 
February 21, 2018
     

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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