How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Canada?
6,829 CAD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Engineering in Canada typically earns around 6,829 CAD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Engineering jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
Salaries for specific jobs
|Assembly Engineering Technician||4,063 CAD|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||8,333 CAD|
|Civil Engineer||5,650 CAD|
|Controls Software Engineer||3,750 CAD|
|Design Engineer||5,886 CAD|
|Drilling Engineer||10,008 CAD|
|Electrical Engineer||6,804 CAD|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||9,117 CAD|
|Engineering Technician||2,600 CAD|
|Environmental Engineer||5,292 CAD|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||4,250 CAD|
|Field Engineer||4,833 CAD|
|Field Engineering Manager||11,017 CAD|
|Geotechnical Engineer||7,161 CAD|
|HVAC Engineering||5,125 CAD|
|Industrial Engineer||5,042 CAD|
|Manufacturing Engineer||4,951 CAD|
|Marine Engineer||5,417 CAD|
|Mechanical Engineer||5,542 CAD|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||9,896 CAD|
|Mine Engineer||11,667 CAD|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||10,248 CAD|
|Planning Engineer||7,000 CAD|
|Principal Cost Engineer||7,640 CAD|
|Process Engineer||7,240 CAD|
|Product Development Engineer||7,942 CAD|
|Product Engineer||4,694 CAD|
|Production Engineer||7,500 CAD|
|Project Engineer||7,788 CAD|
|Project Manager||7,222 CAD|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||4,828 CAD|
|Safety Engineer||3,000 CAD|
|Sales Engineer||7,625 CAD|
|Senior Electrical Engineer||6,833 CAD|
|Senior Estimator||7,500 CAD|
|Stress Engineer||4,333 CAD|
|Technical Engineer||5,000 CAD|
|Transportation Engineer||7,000 CAD|
|Work Planner||3,208 CAD|
Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Canada
25% of people earn
50% of people earn
75% of people earn
Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles
Engineering salaries in Canada range between 1,040 CAD per month (minimum salary) to 20,833 CAD per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 6,125 CAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 6,125 CAD while the other half are earning more than 6,125 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.
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 Engineering are earning less than 4,600 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 4,600 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 8,333 CAD while 25% are earning more than 8,333 CAD.
What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?
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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary
Engineering Salary Trend and Forecast in Canada
How are Engineering salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.
|Average Salary 2015|| = |
|Average Salary 2016|| +1% |
|Average Salary 2017|| +3% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +3% |
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Engineering salaries in Canada are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 3% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.
Engineering Average Hourly Wage in Canada
35 CAD per hour
Average Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Canada for Engineering is 35 CAD. This means that the average person in Canada earns approximatly 35 CAD for every worked hour.
Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.
Salary Comparison of Engineering Jobs in Canada
We compared Canada salaries for Engineering and All Jobs and we found that Engineering salaries are 22% more than those of All Jobs.
Salary Comparison By City
|Red Deer||14,583 CAD|
|St. Johns||7,500 CAD|
|Wood Buffalo||15,583 CAD|