Biologists and related scientists

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2121  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Biologists and related scientists conduct basic and applied research to extend knowledge of living organisms, to manage natural resources, and to develop new practices and products related to medicine and agriculture. They are employed in both laboratory and field settings by governments, environmental consulting companies, resource and utilities companies, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnical companies and health and educational institutions.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Agrogeologist
  • Algologist
  • Anatomist
  • Animal Ecologist
  • Animal Geneticist
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Animal Taxonomist
  • Apiculture Entomologist
  • Aquatic Biologist
  • Astrobiologist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Bacteriologist - Animal Health
  • Bioinformatician
  • Biological Scientist
  • Biologist
  • Biology Systematist
  • Biology Taxonomist
  • Biomedical Nanotechnology Research Scientist
  • Botanist
  • Bryologist
  • Cell Biologist
  • Cellular Physiologist
  • Crop Scientist
  • Crop-research Scientist
  • Cytochemist
  • Cytogeneticist
  • Cytologist
  • Cytologist-microbiologist
  • Dairy Bacteriologist
  • Dairy Scientist
  • Descriptive Toxicologist
  • Developmental Biologist
  • Developmental Geneticist
  • Domestic Animal Scientist
  • Ecobiologist
  • Ecologist
  • Economic Botanist
  • Embryologist
  • Entomologist
  • Environmental And Occupational Toxicologist
  • Environmental Biologist
  • Environmental Toxicologist
  • Enzymologist
  • Enzymology Biologist
  • Etiologist
  • Extraction Specialist - Cannabis
  • Fishery Bacteriologist
  • Fishery Products Bacteriologist
  • Food Bacteriologist
  • Food Products Bacteriologist
  • Food Products Scientist
  • Food Research Scientist
  • Food Scientist
  • Forest Ecologist
  • Forest Pathologist
  • Geneticist
  • Helminthologist
  • Herpetologist
  • Histologist
  • Histopathologist
  • Human Physiologist
  • Hydrobiologist
  • Ichthyologist
  • Immunologist
  • Industrial Bacteriologist
  • Insect Physiologist
  • Interpretative Naturalist
  • Invertebrate Zoologist
  • Laboratory Immunologist
  • Limnologist
  • Malariologist
  • Mammalogist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Marine Hydrobiologist
  • Marine Mammal Trainer
  • Mechanistic Toxicologist
  • Medical Parasitology Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Molecular Geneticist
  • Molecular Physiologist
  • Mycologist
  • Naturalist
  • Nematologist
  • Ornithologist
  • Osteologist
  • Parasitologist
  • Parasitology Biologist
  • Park Naturalist
  • Pharmaceutical Bacteriologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physiological Biophysicist
  • Physiologist
  • Physiologist-biochemist - Nuclear Medicine
  • Phytobiologist
  • Phytopathologist
  • Plant Anatomist
  • Plant Breeder
  • Plant Ecologist
  • Plant Nematologist
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Plant Physiologist
  • Plant Population Biologist
  • Plant Scientist
  • Plant Taxonomist
  • Population Geneticist
  • Poultry Scientist
  • Protozoologist
  • Protozoology Biologist
  • Public Health Bacteriologist
  • Regulatory Toxicologist
  • Research Biologist
  • Rural Ecologist
  • Serologist
  • Soil Bacteriologist
  • Staff Toxicologist
  • Systems Biologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinary Parasitology Biologist
  • Virologist
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Wildlife Helminthologist
  • Wildlife Naturalist
  • Zoologist
  • Anatomist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Bioinformatician
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Cell Biologist
  • Ecologist
  • Embryologist
  • Geneticist
  • Histologist
  • Immunologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Mycologist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physiologist
  • Protozoologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Virologist
  • Zoologist

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for biologists and related scientists.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $59,861
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $59,484
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for biologists and related scientists.

Gender Median Income
Male $59,484
Female $58,513
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (5 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for biologists and related scientists.

$60,000.00
Lowest Observed
$120,000.00
Highest Observed
$75,000.00
25th Percentile
$91,000.00
Average
$90,000.00
Median
$110,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for biologists and related scientists

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 30
25 to 34 years 300
35 to 44 years 210
45 to 54 years 125
55 to 64 years 105
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 0
Total 800
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for biologists and related scientists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 220
Part Time 585
Total 790
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for biologists and related scientists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 400
Female 405
Total 800
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for biologists and related scientists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 775
Self Employed 35
Total 800
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for biologists and related scientists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 770
Unemployed 40
Total 800
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for biologists and related scientists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 10
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 10
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 770
Total 790
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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