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. Participation is open to all Permit Holders, regardless of size.

In 2016, 177 Permit Holders participated in the survey, representing more than 14,000 APEGA Members.

Data collection for the 2017 Salary Survey has now closed. Thank you for your participation. If you would like to participate in 2018, please contact salarysurvey@apega.ca

Why it's Important to Participate in the Salary Survey

Participation 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 a free PDF of the final report in September and are eligible to purchase additional report packages at a reduced price.

Getting the 2017 Salary Survey Results

Visit the online order form below to submit a request to purchase the 2017 salary survey report, the Excel dataset, or to get information about the custom report builder. Note that participating companies will automatically receive a digital copy of the report in September.

2017 Results Request Form

Prices for Participating Companies

PDF report only

FREE

PDF report + Excel dataset
Consists of cash compensation report data in a tabular format for easy filtering.

$200 + GST before June 19
$1,000 + GST after June 19

Report Builder with Custom Analyses
Access to an online web tool that is completely customizable. Includes unlimited report runs with predefined and custom peer groups of your choice. Options are provided to select available elements and scopes, the flexibility to blend two or more jobs and levels, as well as age data and compare incumbent data to the market.

$1,500 + GST

Prices for Non-Participating Companies

PDF report only

$500 + GST

PDF report + Excel dataset
Consists of cash compensation report data in a tabular format for easy filtering.

$1,900 + GST

Report Builder with Custom Analyses
Access to an online web tool that is completely customizable. Includes unlimited report runs with predefined and custom peer groups of your choice. Options are provided to select available elements and scopes, the flexibility to blend two or more jobs and levels, as well as age data and compare incumbent data to the market.

$3,000 + GST

Free Salary Survey Highlights Document

Our free summary of the 2016 report is available right now. 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 2014, 2015, and 2016

The 2017 salary survey highlights will be available in September 2017.

Ordering Reports for Previous Surveys

The last 5 years (2012-2016) of salary survey reports are available to order.

Previous Years Request Form

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)

If you have questions about the salary survey, please email salarysurvey@apega.ca.