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Engineering Average Salary in Canada 2018

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

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assembly Engineering Technician4,063 CAD
Assistant Chief Engineer8,333 CAD
Civil Engineer5,650 CAD
Controls Software Engineer3,750 CAD
Design Engineer5,886 CAD
Drafter4,583 CAD
Drilling Engineer10,008 CAD
Electrical Engineer6,804 CAD
Electrical Engineering Manager9,117 CAD
Engineer6,931 CAD
Engineering Technician2,600 CAD
Environmental Engineer5,292 CAD
Equipment Engineering Manager4,250 CAD
Field Engineer4,833 CAD
Field Engineering Manager11,017 CAD
Geotechnical Engineer7,161 CAD
HVAC Engineering5,125 CAD
Industrial Engineer5,042 CAD
Manufacturing Engineer4,951 CAD
Marine Engineer5,417 CAD
Mechanical Engineer5,542 CAD
Mechanical Engineering Manager9,896 CAD
Mine Engineer11,667 CAD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer10,248 CAD
Planning Engineer7,000 CAD
Principal Cost Engineer7,640 CAD
Process Engineer7,240 CAD
Product Development Engineer7,942 CAD
Product Engineer4,694 CAD
Production Engineer7,500 CAD
Project Engineer7,788 CAD
Project Manager7,222 CAD
Quality Assurance Engineer4,828 CAD
Safety Engineer3,000 CAD
Sales Engineer7,625 CAD
Senior Electrical Engineer6,833 CAD
Senior Estimator7,500 CAD
Stress Engineer4,333 CAD
Technical Engineer5,000 CAD
Transportation Engineer7,000 CAD
Work Planner3,208 CAD

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Canada

25% of people earn
4,600 CAD
or less
50% of people earn
6,125 CAD
or less
75% of people earn
8,333 CAD
or less
1,040 CAD
6,125 CAD
20,833 CAD

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    =  
6,398 CAD
Average Salary 2016    +1%  
6,475 CAD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
6,656 CAD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
6,829 CAD
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

6,829 CAD
5,597 CAD
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs
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

CityAverage Salary
Abbotsford9,083 CAD
Brampton4,931 CAD
Burnaby6,271 CAD
Calgary8,414 CAD
Edmonton7,878 CAD
Fredericton8,088 CAD
Halifax6,501 CAD
Hamilton5,650 CAD
Kitchener5,725 CAD
London6,104 CAD
Markham7,750 CAD
Mississauga6,068 CAD
Moncton5,292 CAD
Montreal5,967 CAD
Ottawa6,377 CAD
Red Deer14,583 CAD
St. Johns7,500 CAD
Toronto6,610 CAD
Vancouver8,057 CAD
Vaughan5,472 CAD
Windsor4,694 CAD
Winnipeg4,313 CAD
Wood Buffalo15,583 CAD
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