Salary Survey | APEGA

Salary Survey

We are currently conducting the 2018 salary survey until June 18, 2018.

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 2017, 246 Permit Holders participated in the survey, representing more than 14,500 APEGA Members.

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

How to Participate

APEGA has retained the services of Aon to conduct the 2018 salary survey. Aon will not store or use your contact information for any correspondence other than for the purpose of conducting the 2018 salary survey.

To protect the privacy of participants, all survey submissions will remain confidential. Participating organizations will only see the aggregated results in the final publication, ensuring no single organization's data are identified.

Contact us for the 2018 participation package

Each 2017 participating organization will receive a questionnaire containing "turn-around" information from last year's submission. Please note only non-compensation related information is provided.

Send your completed survey to Vikhe Sathasivam at by June 18, 2018.

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 Companies Non-Participating Companies
PDF report only FREE $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
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 $3,000 + 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 2015, 2016, and 2017

View the 2017 Salary Survey Highlights document

If you have questions about the salary survey, please email