Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2017 – 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 37,3 x x 49 105 25,25 34,83
Level 2 36,6 59 086 80 494 73 501 38,44 56,51
Level 3 36,1 76 883 98 608 92 402 49,04 72,97
Public sector2
Level 1 35,8 45 203 56 587 53 885 28,67 44,43
Level 2 x x x x x x
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector
Level 1 37,5 x x 48 349 24,71 33,48
Level 2 37,7 57 556 76 887 66 320 33,66 45,14
Level 3 37,2 74 250 93 539 75 443 38,79 52,08
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 37,6 57 556 76 887 67 751 34,47 46,20
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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, 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 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