Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2016 – Biologist (211)

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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 37,1 41 272 52 611 48 413 25,04 34,51
Level 2 36,6 56 342 76 819 69 392 36,40 53,58
Level 3 36,1 74 294 95 370 92 018 48,94 71,23
Public sector2
Level 1 35,6 43 094 53 609 50 467 27,11 41,32
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Private sector
Level 1 37,3 41 009 52 467 48 131 24,75 33,68
Level 2 37,6 54 549 71 143 58 922 30,09 40,91
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Private sector, unionized
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Private sector, non-unionized
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Private sector, 200–499 employees
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Private sector, 500 and more employees
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Level 2 37,4 54 549 71 143 60 004 30,72 41,76
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Manufacturing
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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 biologist conducts research on animal or plant life phenomena in order to expand knowledge on living organisms, ensure the sound management of natural resources and discover possible applications in various fields (human and animal health, agriculture, forestry, environment, etc.).

Education requirement

Bachelors degree in biological sciences. For research jobs, a post-graduate degree is usually required

Condition of employment

None

Minimum experience generally required by level of complexity

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

Fields of activity

  • Marine biology
  • Plant biology
  • Forest biology
  • Wildlife biology, ecology

Examples of job titles

  • Botanist
  • Plant biologist
  • Forestry biologist
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Marine biologist
  • Ecologist
  • Zoologist
  • Entomologist

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To be excluded from this job

  • Biochemist (ERG 209)
  • Bacteriologist
  • Medical biologist
  • Molecular biologist
  • Geneticist
  • Immunologist
  • Microbiologist (ERG 209)
  • Mycologist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Phytobiologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Virologist