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 2019, 201 permit holders participated in the survey, representing more than 14,441 APEGA members.

How to Participate

The 2019 survey is now closed for submissions. If you would like to participate in the 2020 survey or have any questions, please email salarysurvey@apega.ca.

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.

Free Members Report

The report contains:

  • regional compensation trends
  • employment trends
  • responsibility level guide
  • base salary and total compensation median values
  • base salary by gender

View the 2019 Salary Survey Members Report (PDF)

Getting the 2019 Salary Survey Results

Visit the online order form below to submit a request to purchase the 2019 salary survey report or the Excel dataset. Note that participating companies automatically received a digital copy of the report in the fall.

2019 Results Request Form

  Participating Companies Non-Participating Companies/ Individuals
PDF report only FREE $750 + GST
PDF report + Excel dataset
Consists of cash compensation report data in a tabular format for easy filtering.
FREE $2,500 + GST

Ordering Reports for Previous Surveys

The last 7 years (2013-2018) of salary survey reports are available to order.

Previous Years Request Form

  Participating Companies Non-Participating Companies/ Individuals
PDF report only FREE $500 + GST
PDF report + Excel dataset
Consists of cash compensation report data in a tabular format for easy filtering.
$200 $1,900 + GST

Responsibility Level Tool

APEGA's Responsibility Level Tool is a free resource to determine what responsibility level your position is. 

This file 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)