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 Geoscientists in Alberta.

2017 Salary Survey

Salary Survey Participation Packages will be sent to permit-holding companies in the Spring via e-mail. Companies are invited to send current contact information for their HR Manager/Compensation department to to ensure the participation package is sent to the appropriate person.

2016 Salary Survey

For the 2016 survey, 177 companies participated. Each participating Permit Holder’s human resources department or other applicable department completed the survey. The report encompasses 14,105 data points. Data for this study were collected and reported using 8 distinct responsibility levels, 10 industry sectors, and 10 regional Branch locations. The sources of all data are anonymous.

Getting the Survey Results

Visit the online order form below to submit a request to get your copy of the 2016 Salary Survey Report, or the Excel dataset. Note that participating companies will automatically receive a PDF report of the report in September.

Participating Companies

PDF Report only FREE
PDF Report + Excel dataset $1,000 + GST

Non-Participating Companies

PDF Report only $500 + GST
PDF Report + Excel dataset $1,900 + GST

2016 Request Form

Free Salary Survey Highlights Document

Our free nine-page summary of the report is now available. This highlights 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 2014, 2015, and 2016

Responsibility Level Tool

New for 2016, APEGA is offering 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

Previous Salary Surveys

The last 5 years (2011-2015) of Salary Survey reports and data are available to order.

Previous Years Request Form

If you have questions or concerns about the Salary Survey not addressed here, please email