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Saskatchewan engineering salary survey finds two-thirds receive bonuses

What do your colleagues in Saskatchewan earn? The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) has published the results of its 2012 salary survey. Overall, median salaries for engineers in the province had...


What do your colleagues in Saskatchewan earn? The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) has published the results of its 2012 salary survey. Overall, median salaries for engineers in the province had risen by just 0.6% compared to the previous year.

The survey is based on input from over 1,700 full-time engineers in all sectors. They were surveyed this spring and answered based on their salaries at December 31, 2012.

The survey found that the average salary for engineers in the province is $98,030, while the median salary is $90,000. In addition two-thirds receive bonuses. The median amount of bonuses is $5,000.

For those in the consulting industry, the median salary was $83,000. This compared to other sectors such as manufacturing durables at $77,170, the resource industry with oil and gas at $88,250, and the resource industry without oil and gas at $101,500.

Based on experience over all industries, the median salary for engineers with 25+ years of experience was $135,000. For those with 10 years of experience it was $98,000, and for those with three years $70,128.

Engineers in corporate management positions earned a median of $132,686, while those in project management earned $85,200, and those in design earned $77,464.

Measured by designation, a P.Eng. median salary was $105,000, while the median for a P.Geo. was higher at $110,300. Median for an EIT (engineer-in-training) was $67,781.

Civil engineers’ median salary was $81,822, compared to $95,233 for electrical engineers; $88,608 for mechanical and industrial engineers, and $82,500 for software engineers.

Some general observations by the researchers were that 96% of the respondents have their benefits paid by their employer, and 89% have their association dues paid by their employer.

15% of the respondents have permission to consult.

17% of the respondents are women, but of those with five years of experience or less, 56% are women.

To see the full results of the APEGS 2013 Salary Survey, which was conducted by Insightrix Research, Inc., click here