June 2000 Salary Survey
SECTION 3

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DETERMINING 2000 TO 2001 SALARY ADJUSTMENT



2. PRODUCTIVITY FACTOR (Increase in Gross Domestic Product)

In addition to the percentage increase in the CPI, an amount is added to allow for sharing in economic growth. (The Gross Domestic Product is now used as the main aggregate for measuring Canada's economic development.)

Note: In its August 2000 report, the Conference Board of Canada reported an expected 5.3 percent growth in the Alberta economy for 2000, and a forecast 4.3 percent growth for 2001.

3. DEMAND FACTOR

It is anticipated in 2001, that there will be reasonably strong demand for many of the engineering and goescience disciplines, despite some economic uncertainty in the world. While it is expected that demand factors for specific professions and industry sectors will vary considerably, an overall demand factor for the three professions is estimated at 1.0%. Members who are aware that their expertise is in short supply may want to uses a higher estimate for their demand factor; members who are aware that supply in their field of practice is abundant, may want to use a lower estimate.

EXAMPLE

Using the factors outlined under our example, the June 2000 survey data in Section 2 can be adjusted to June 2001 by adding what you estimate the increase will be for each of three factors for the 12-month period.

The salary adjustment estimates (as explained under each factor) are as follows:

Inflation Factor (CPI) 4.0%
Productivity Factor (GDP) 4.9%
Demand Factor 1.0%
Estimated Salary Adjustment
from 2000 to 2001 9.9%

This example is illustrative only. Individual situations may vary considerably.

FIGURE 11

APEGGA Employer Salary Surveys
Percent Change in Mean Salaries
By Level of Responsibility 1990 to 2000

ENGINEERS

Level

90-91
%

91-92
%

92-93
%

93-94
%

94-95
%

95-96
%

96-97
%

97-98
%

98-99
%

99-00
%

A

4.9

2.3

0.8

(0.7)

0.8

1.2

5.3

6.8

0.6

4.2

B

6.7

1.0

2.2

1.8

0.3

1.7

4.0

5.0

(0.5)

1.9

C

5.1

3.4

0.8

0.6

1.2

0.1

1.8

5.4

2.5

2.8

D

4.8

(0.3)

2.2

1.6

(0.5)

1.4

2.3

5.3

3.6

2.6

E

6.0

(0.7)

2.5

1.6

0.0

2.2

2.1

6.3

2.8

4.6

F

4.4

(1.4)

3.2

1.4

1.5

0.2

2.3

6.7

4.6

1.9

F+

6.3

(2.3)

3.9

2.2

1.6

(5.0)

4.3

7.6

5.1

0.6

GEOLOGISTS

Level

90-91
%

91-92
%

92-93
%

93-94
%

94-95
%

95-96
%

96-97
%

97-98
%

98-99
%

99-00
%

A

4.3

(6.8)

6.1

0.5

7.6

5.1

0.6

9.2

1.3

1.1

B

0.7

(0.3)

0.7

0.7

1.4

5.8

1.3

5.4

2.5

1.6

C

2.5

0.5

(0.8)

1.3

6.4

1.6

(0.3)

6.4

1.9

2.0

D

6.2

(1.6)

2.1

1.4

3.3

1.8

0.2

5.9

(2.5)

4.6

E

6.2

(1.4)

1.7

(1.2)

2.0

4.1

2.5

7.0

(0.7)

4.5

F

4.9

(1.6)

0.6

0.9

2.3

(0.9)

3.7

5.1

(0.1)

5.5

F+

9.3

4.0

(0.9)

(11.2)

7.2

(1.8)

1.0

12.7

0.9

(0.7)

GEOPHYSICISTS

Level

90-91
%

91-92
%

92-93
%

93-94
%

94-95
%

95-96
%

96-97
%

97-98
%

98-99
%

99-00
%

A

1.7

(2.6)

-

-

1.0

1.6

-

4.4

0.9

1.7

B

4.6

(3.2)

2.5

3.4

4.5

1.1

1.6

6.8

(0.6)

3.2

C

4.7

1.2

(2.1)

1.3

14.4

(0.5)

(0.2)

0.6

5.1

5.2

D

5.0

(3.6)

1.4

4.4

6.0

2.4

2.1

1.2

0.3

4.5

E

4.8

(2.8)

5.3

1.5

1.4

1.9

2.7

4.9

1.7

5.7

F

5.3

(3.9)

4.3

(2.0)

1.9

(0.7)

(0.1)

7.2

1.1

4.3

F+

28.9

(6.2)

0.0

(0.2)

6.2

(6.8)

2.8

3.0

(1.6)

15.5

 

 


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