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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Canada 2023

How much money does a person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining make in Canada?

Average Yearly Salary
108,000 CAD
( 8,970 CAD monthly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Canada typically earns around 108,000 CAD per year. Salaries range from 39,100 CAD (lowest average) to 249,000 CAD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Yard Manager103,000 CAD
Associate Analyst125,000 CAD
Associate Landman52,400 CAD
Auxiliary Equipment Operator44,800 CAD
Biomass Plant Technician53,700 CAD
Biomass Power Plant Manager160,000 CAD
Chemical Plant Operator86,600 CAD
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer116,000 CAD
Completions Engineer100,000 CAD
Cost Controller76,400 CAD
Crude Oil Marketing Representative123,000 CAD
Dispatcher47,000 CAD
Distribution Manager159,000 CAD
Dragline Operator51,500 CAD
Driller Offsider40,400 CAD
Dump Truck Driver45,000 CAD
Electric and Gas Operations Manager257,000 CAD
Energy Advisor174,000 CAD
Energy Analyst154,000 CAD
Energy Auditor141,000 CAD
Energy Dispatch Director182,000 CAD
Energy Technical Assistant67,300 CAD
Energy Technical Manager131,000 CAD
Energy Technical Trainer93,300 CAD
Exploration Manager192,000 CAD
Field Safety Auditor123,000 CAD
Fluids Engineer111,000 CAD
Fuel Cell Engineer118,000 CAD
Fuel Cell Technician58,500 CAD
Fuels Handler53,000 CAD
Gas Compressor Operator47,400 CAD
Gas Distribution Plant Operator91,300 CAD
Gas Supply Manager163,000 CAD
Geologist200,000 CAD
Geophysicist197,000 CAD
Geothermal Production Manager183,000 CAD
Geothermal Technician78,000 CAD
HSE Engineer112,000 CAD
HSE Officer70,600 CAD
HSEQ Administrator75,300 CAD
Inspector104,000 CAD
Instructor88,000 CAD
Instrument Designer88,500 CAD
Lead Technical Field Advisor145,000 CAD
Logistics and Tool Coordinator99,400 CAD
Maintenance Engineer113,000 CAD
Maintenance Superintendent98,800 CAD
Material Controller76,900 CAD
Mine Engineer112,000 CAD
Mine Surveyor120,000 CAD
Mining Project Administrator93,700 CAD
Mining Project Assistant75,700 CAD
Mining Project Controls Consultant124,000 CAD
Mining Project Coordinator101,000 CAD
Mining Project Engineer106,000 CAD
Mining Project Manager142,000 CAD
Mining Site Manager150,000 CAD
Mining Team Leader116,000 CAD
NDT Technician64,400 CAD
Oil Service Unit Operator57,100 CAD
Oil Trader141,000 CAD
Oilwell Pumper40,800 CAD
Petroleum Engineer 130,000 CAD
Petroleum Geologist203,000 CAD
Petroleum Pump System Operator63,800 CAD
Pipeline Technician40,700 CAD
Power Coordinator66,300 CAD
Power Plant Operations Manager216,000 CAD
Power Plant Operator91,100 CAD
Radio Operator50,500 CAD
Reliability Engineer105,000 CAD
Reservoir Engineer105,000 CAD
Risk Analyst136,000 CAD
Roughneck108,000 CAD
Scaffolder73,600 CAD
Shutdown Engineer95,700 CAD
Solar Energy Installation Manager158,000 CAD
Solar Energy Systems Engineer116,000 CAD
Solar Photovoltaic Installer68,500 CAD
Solar Thermal Technician67,700 CAD
Supply Operations Manager174,000 CAD
Sustainability Specialist180,000 CAD
System Development Advisor125,000 CAD
Tanker Truck Driver44,600 CAD
Utility Operator56,700 CAD
Wind Energy Project Manager148,000 CAD

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Salary Distribution in Canada

Median and salary distribution yearly Canada Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Canada range from 39,100 CAD per year (minimum average salary) to 249,000 CAD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 110,000 CAD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 110,000 CAD while the other half are earning more than 110,000 CAD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 67,000 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 67,000 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 183,000 CAD while 25% are earning more than 183,000 CAD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Canada costs anywhere from 49,800 Canadian Dollar(s) to 149,000 Canadian Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly Canada Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Canada who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

110,000 CAD
105,000 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Canada for all Careers

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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Canada

How much are annual salary increments in Canada for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Canada are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 13 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Canada Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Canada / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Canada is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Canada for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Bonus and Incentive Rates in Canada

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Canada Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

44% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Hourly Average Wage in Canada

52 CAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Canada is 52 CAD. This means that the average person in Canada earns approximately 52 CAD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining yearly Canada
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The average salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Brampton110,000 CAD
Calgary114,000 CAD
Edmonton113,000 CAD
Gatineau104,000 CAD
Halifax105,000 CAD
Hamilton111,000 CAD
Kitchener109,000 CAD
Markham107,000 CAD
Mississauga114,000 CAD
Montreal121,000 CAD
Ottawa115,000 CAD
Quebec113,000 CAD
Regina102,000 CAD
Richmond96,800 CAD
Saskatoon103,000 CAD
Surrey106,000 CAD
Toronto121,000 CAD
Vancouver116,000 CAD
Vaughan105,000 CAD
Windsor104,000 CAD
Winnipeg112,000 CAD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alberta116,000 CAD
British Columbia118,000 CAD
Manitoba111,000 CAD
New Brunswick99,100 CAD
Newfoundland-Labrador97,100 CAD
Northwest Territories108,000 CAD
Nova Scotia102,000 CAD
Nunavut112,000 CAD
Ontario121,000 CAD
Prince Edward Island93,400 CAD
Quebec119,000 CAD
Saskatchewan104,000 CAD
Yukon95,800 CAD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Canada earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
117,000 CAD
Public Sector+4%
122,000 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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