Compensation by complexity level according to selected breakdowns in Québec in 2016 – 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 41 212 49 064 48 066 24,37 37,62
Level 2 36,4 45 753 58 831 56 286 29,77 44,74
Level 3 35,8 44 829 61 526 60 987 32,70 49,73
Public sector2
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 35,1 45 575 58 567 55 953 30,57 46,67
Level 3 35,2 44 308 61 401 60 324 32,83 50,20
Private sector
Level 1 39,5 41 952 52 275 49 661 24,12 35,87
Level 2 38,6 46 759 60 642 56 878 28,33 41,69
Level 3 38,3 51 447 63 151 63 878 32,09 47,88
Private sector, unionized
Level 1 39,4 x x 59 457 28,98 46,52
Level 2 38,2 x x 61 471 31,00 46,37
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector, non-unionized
Level 1 39,6 42 312 52 940 45 070 21,83 31,09
Level 2 39,1 43 828 56 884 52 681 25,90 37,66
Level 3 38,3 x x 65 050 32,73 49,12
Private sector, 200–499 employees
Level 1 x x x x x x
Level 2 39,0 40 496 53 580 48 301 23,76 34,50
Level 3 x x x x x x
Private sector, 500 and more employees
Level 1 39,5 44 302 55 177 50 089 24,34 36,55
Level 2 38,5 52 013 64 244 59 701 29,84 44,13
Level 3 38,7 x x 63 958 31,75 48,32
Manufacturing
Level 1 39,9 45 974 56 779 52 024 25,06 37,61
Level 2 38,5 47 909 62 059 58 264 29,10 43,00
Level 3 38,9 x x 63 932 31,53 47,65
  

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 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