2000 Salary Survey
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DETERMINING YOUR 2000 SALARY RANGE
important variable operating to determine salary ranges for any given
occupational group is the market, the relationship between the supply
of and the demand for the services of a particular occupational group:
a single supply/demand market.
many factors affecting the market and those affecting the market for
one occupational group are different from those affecting the market
for another occupational group. Market surveys to determine the salaries
paid by similar companies to members of the occupational group being
studied are therefore widely used and consulted.
APEGGA MARKET SURVEY
of 2000 APEGGA conducted its annual Employer Salary Survey. A total
of 6,925 salary statistics for Alberta engineers, geologists and geophysicists
were supplied by 81 employers who are identified in Appendix B (Page
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 classification of their organization.
results from this year's survey are reported here and other survey results
are given in
USING SURVEY RESULTS TO DETERMINE YOUR 2000 SALARY
salary survey data as a guideline it is important to consider all reported
results and to keep in mind the following remuneration concepts.
is basically determined by the level of responsibility of the position.
levels vary between professional groups. Survey results are reported
in Figures 4, 5 and 6.
levels also vary among industry sectors. Survey results are reported
in Figures 7 and 8.
on weekly hours of work and overtime payment are given in Figures
12, 13, and 14 in Section 5 (Pages 35 - 37).
on Additional Cash Compensation is noted in Figure 15.
by year of graduation should only be used as a check on career progress
relative to others of an equivalent age and as a check on the more
basic level-of-responsibility concept. Figure B2 in Appendix B provides
survey results on salaries by year of graduation and level of responsibility.
salaries quoted in the tables that follow are base salaries in effect
as of June 2000. Base salaries include cost of living allowances,
bonuses which have a continuing relationship to salary, pay for holiday
days (statutory and declared) and vacation days. The base salary does
not include bonuses based on unusual performance or which do not become,
for the next year or the next pay period, part of the base salary.
Commissions, fringe benefits, profit sharing are not included.
statistical measures used in compiling the tables are:
Numerical average. The mean is not shown where there are fewer than
Decile (D1): 90% of the salaries were above this point and 10% were
below it. The decile rate is not shown where there are fewer than
Quartile (Q1): 75% of the salaries were above this point and 25%
were below it. The low quartile rate is not shown where there are
fewer than 11 observations.
50% of the salaries were above this point and 50% were below it.
The median rate is not shown where there are fewer than five observations.
Quartile (Q3): 25% of the salaries were above this point and 75%
were below. The high quartile rate is not shown where there are
fewer than five observations.
Decile (D9): 10% of the salaries were above this point and 90% were
below it. The high decile rate is not shown where there are fewer
than 11 observations.
no significant differences were found between salaries paid to engineers,
geologists and geophysicists in a particular industry sector, or where
there was insufficient data to break responses down by professions,
data from all three professions were combined into a single table
for that specific industry sector. Resource Exploitation (oil &
gas) was the only industry sector where sufficient data was available
to report professions separately.
figures are indicated by parentheses.