Salary Survey | APEGA

Salary Survey

APEGA's salary survey (formally called the Value of Professional Services) provides market data on current compensation and benefits for professional engineers and professional geoscientists in Alberta.

Data for this study are collected and reported using eight distinct responsibility levels, 10 industry sectors, and 10 branch regions across the province. 

In 2018, 258 Permit Holders participated in the survey, representing more than 15,900 APEGA Members.

How to Participate

The 2019 survey is open until June 16, 2019. If you would like to participate or have any questions, please email

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing high-valued services to APEGA members and permit holders, we are pleased to announce the survey will be administered by Mercer. Moving to a new provider will continue to enable us to provide the highest quality product. This change means there will be some changes in how to participate.

Mercer will be offering a free webinar to introduce Responsible Members to the new survey format, as well as answer any questions that you might have about the process.

Register for the Free Salary Survey Webinar

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 11:00 a.m. MST

Register for the Webinar 

Why It's Important to Participate in the Salary Survey

Participating in APEGA's annual salary survey provides you with current market trends, and it enables you to create or adjust competitive salary and compensation packages, thus reducing employee turnover.

Participating companies will receive access to the results in early fall.

Getting the 2018 Salary Survey Results

Visit the online order form below to submit a request to purchase the 2018 salary survey report, the Excel dataset, or to get information about the custom report builder. Note that participating companies automatically received a digital copy of the report in September.

2018 Results Request Form

Ordering Reports for Previous Surveys

The last 5 years (2013-2017) of salary survey reports are available to order.

Previous Years Request Form


 Participating CompaniesNon-Participating Companies
PDF report onlyFREE$500 + GST
PDF report + Excel dataset
Consists of cash compensation report data in a tabular format for easy filtering.
$1,000 + GST$1,900 + GST

Responsibility Level Tool

Since 2016, APEGA has offered a free responsibility level tool to help you accurately determine the responsibility level for your position.

The responsibility level tool is a macro-enabled Excel workbook, so be sure to enable or allow macro functionality when you open it.

Download the Responsibility Level Tool (XLSM)

Free Salary Survey Highlights Document

This document shows the base salaries (including minimum, maximum, median, and average) for 12 engineering and geoscience job classifications (responsibility levels) based on:

  • total sample (all companies and industries)
  • industry classifications and sectors
  • gender
  • years of experience
  • a 3-year comparison of 2016, 2017, and 2018

View the 2018 Salary Survey Highlights document