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Manitoba engineers report 4.6% salary increase

A salary survey by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM) found that their...


A salary survey by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba (APEGM) found that their members had an average increase of 4.6% in their base salaries for the year ending December 31, 2001. The previous year, average base salaries had increased by slightly more: 5.1%.
Engineers who have gone on to do administrative and management work reported the highest mean base annual salaries, and along with those in marketing and sales, they received the highest average bonuses. The highest mean income for those in an administrative/services function was $104,544.
The mean salary for engineers and geoscientists in starting positions was $39,426. For technical positions the mean salary was $56,626. For project management positions, it was $73,826.
Analyzed according to how long they had been in the working world, engineers who graduated in 1991 reported a mean income of $63,000, while who graduated in the 1970s and 1980s had a mean income around $85,000.
In comparing salaries in Saskatchewan with those in Ontario and Western Canada, the study found that Manitoba salaries were 10% to 20 % lower. However, salaries in Manitoba were 5% higher than salaries in Saskatchewan.
Overall 25% of respondents to the Manitoba survey reported having a post graduate degree. Of these, the MBA has the most impact on salary and job responsibilities.
Geoscientists reported salary levels 10-15% lower than engineering graduates, taking into account the year of graduation.
The results of the salary survey were reported in the Keystone Professional, APEGM’s publication. The full report — which is based on an outstanding 25% response rate — is on the Association’s web site, www.apegm.mb.ca