SALARY SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS
Classification Guide (Figure 1) ..... view
APEGGA extends special thanks to the 84 employers who
supplied 7,690 salary statistics for its annual June
survey of engineering, geological and geophysical positions.
Participating organizations provided salary information
based on the level of responsibility of each employee's
position, data on year of graduation, if available,
and information on the type of organization. A new job
classification Co-op and Intern Students
was added where applicable to the salary survey data.
Additional information was again collected on other
compensation provided to employees. The preliminary
results are similar to those of last year with the data
indicating that approximately 91% of the organizations
provide a comprehensive benefits package which includes
dental, drug, long-term disability, and medical plans.
The average salary increase for all professions was
2.3%. More than 83% of the employers offer some type
of retirement plan. Further information on other compensation
will be made available through the 2002 Value of Professional
Selected highlights from this year's survey are given
in the tables and figures that follow.
The complete results of the survey will be published
the 2002 Value of Professional Services booklet which
will be available to members in November. Contact the
Calgary or Edmonton APEGGA office to request a copy,
or you can download off the APEGGA website here.
HOW TO USE SURVEY RESULTS
To use salary survey data as a guideline it is important
consider all reported results and to keep in mind the
following remuneration concepts.
Salary is basically determined by the level of
responsibility of the position. (The Job Classification
Guide should be used to determine your level of responsibility
and the results reported in Tables 1-3 should be closely
Salary levels vary among industry sectors, among
regions within the province, and among various sizes
Salaries by year of graduation (Figure 2) should
be used as a check on career progress relative to
others of an equivalent age. Employers and
members consistently want and use this information
as a check on the more basic level-of-responsibility
The salaries quoted are BASE salaries in effect
as of June 2002. The salaries include cost-of-living
allowances and bonuses which have a continuing relationship
to salary. Commissions, fringe benefits, profit sharing
are not included.
The statistical measures used in compiling the
tables are the median, quartiles (Q3, Q1), deciles (D9,
D1) and average. The median salary is the salary at
which 50% of the respondent salaries are higher and
50% are lower. The Q3 salary is the salary at which
25% of the respondent salaries are higher
and 75% are lower. The D9 salary has 10% of the salaries
higher and 90% lower.