Chemists

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2112  ยท  Browse All Occupations

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Chemists conduct research and analysis in support of industrial operations, product and process development, quality control, environmental control, medical diagnosis and treatment, biotechnology, nanotechnology and other applications. They also conduct theoretical, experimental and applied research into basic chemical and biochemical processes to create or synthesize new products and processes. Chemists are employed in research, development and quality control laboratories; chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries; mineral, metal and pulp and paper industries; and a wide variety of manufacturing, utility, health, educational and government establishments.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Agricultural Chemist
  • Agrochemist
  • Analytical Biochemist
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Atmospheric Chemist
  • Bioanalytical Chemist
  • Biochemist
  • Biochemistry Research Scientist
  • Biological Chemist
  • Chemical Spectroscopist
  • Chemist
  • Chemist - Biomolecular Assembly
  • Chemistry Research Scientist
  • Chemistry Researcher
  • Clinical Chemist
  • Coatings Chemist
  • Control Chemist
  • Dairy Chemist
  • Detergent Chemist
  • Dye Chemist
  • Electrochemist
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Enzyme Chemist
  • Fermentologist
  • Food Chemist
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Glass Chemist
  • Hydrochemist
  • Industrial Chemist
  • Inorganic Chemist
  • Laboratory Chemist
  • Leather Chemist
  • Medical Biochemist
  • Medical Chemist
  • Medicinal Chemist
  • Nanochemist
  • NMR (nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Spectroscopist
  • Nuclear Chemist
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopist
  • Nutritional Chemist
  • Oceanographic Chemist
  • Optical Spectroscopist
  • Organic Chemist
  • Organic Mass Spectrometrist
  • Organometallic Chemist
  • Petroleum Chemist
  • Pharmaceutical Chemist
  • Pharmacological Chemist
  • Physical Chemist
  • Physical Research Chemist
  • Physiological Chemist
  • Plastics And Resins Chemist
  • Polymer Chemist
  • Process Control Chemist
  • Protective Coatings Chemist
  • Protein Chemist
  • Quality Control Chemist
  • Research Chemist
  • Soil Chemist
  • Standards Chemist
  • Textile Chemist
  • Theoretical Chemist
  • Water Chemist
  • Water Purification Chemist
  • Wood Chemist
  • Agricultural Chemist
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Bioanalytical Chemist
  • Biochemist
  • Chemist
  • Clinical Chemist
  • Coatings Chemist
  • Electrochemist
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Food Chemist
  • Inorganic Chemist
  • Medicinal Chemist
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopist
  • Oceanographic Chemist
  • Organic Chemist
  • Organic Mass Spectrometrist
  • Organometallic Chemist
  • Pharmacological Chemist
  • Physical Chemist
  • Polymer Chemist
  • Quality Control Chemist
  • Research Chemist
  • Soil Chemist
  • Textile Chemist
  • Theoretical Chemist

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for chemists.

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 $54,829
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $54,829
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 Sex

The following table details median income by sex for chemists.

Sex Median Income
Male $58,961
Female $65,404
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 (1 samples)

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

$57,000.00
Lowest Observed
$57,000.00
Highest Observed
$57,000.00
25th Percentile
$57,000.00
Average
$57,000.00
Median
$57,000.00
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 chemists

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 10
25 to 34 years 15
35 to 44 years 20
45 to 54 years 30
55 to 64 years 10
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 85
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 chemists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 25
Part Time 65
Total 90
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 Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for chemists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 60
Female 35
Total 90
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 chemists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 85
Self Employed 0
Total 85
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 chemists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 85
Unemployed 0
Total 85
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 chemists. 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 0
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 85
Total 90
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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