Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2017 – Laboratory technician (305)

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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 37,8 37 224 45 615 45 503 23,16 34,58
Level 2 36,4 46 174 59 465 57 734 30,53 45,69
Level 3 35,9 45 173 62 376 62 178 33,20 50,09
Public sector2
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 35,1 46 188 59 269 57 105 31,19 47,26
Level 3 35,2 45 017 62 596 61 494 33,48 50,90
Private sector
Level 1 38,9 32 455 41 949 44 295 21,83 31,77
Level 2 38,3 46 083 61 061 58 718 29,48 43,50
Level 3 38,4 46 440 60 559 64 469 32,28 47,65
Private sector, unionized
Level 1 39,3 x x 58 031 28,40 45,50
Level 2 38,2 x x 63 381 31,96 47,56
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector, non-unionized
Level 1 38,7 31 682 41 238 40 452 19,99 28,03
Level 2 38,5 42 344 56 176 54 953 27,48 40,37
Level 3 38,4 46 440 60 559 64 804 32,45 48,04
Private sector, 200–499 employees
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 39,1 40 764 54 510 48 601 23,89 34,49
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector, 500 and more employees
Level 1 38,8 32 323 41 953 44 244 21,84 31,98
Level 2 38,2 50 486 63 869 61 003 30,75 45,62
Level 3 38,5 x x 63 977 31,85 47,50
Manufacturing
Level 1 39,9 38 692 47 373 48 878 23,59 35,08
Level 2 38,2 46 891 62 358 60 041 30,24 44,82
Level 3 39,2 x x 66 544 32,60 48,96
  

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 Laboratory technician conducts chemical, physical or biological tests, analyses and examinations on organic or inorganic matter. Tasks vary according to the field of activity.

Education requirement

Diploma of College Studies (DEC) with a specialization in medical laboratory technology, chemical process technology, or the equivalent recognized by the appropriate authority

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

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics and electricity

Examples of job titles

  • Laboratory technician
  • Laboratory research technician
  • Analytical technician - chemistry

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To be excluded from this job

  • Laboratory-animal technician
  • Laboratory helper
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Engineering technician (ERG 307)
  • Technologist
  • Laboratory attendant