JUNE 2002 SALARY SURVEY
To the 84 APEGGA Permit Holders and other
Employers who contributed to this year's Salary Survey and
to others who have contributed in the past, we thank you
for making APEGGA's salary survey a high-demand product
on an ongoing basis. We also appreciate your adaptation
to its changing requirements, enabling the survey to maintain
its value as trends and needs develop.
Our main publication - The Value of Professional
Services June 2002 - has introduced a new classification
of employee - Coop / Intern Students - in response to requests
from Salary Survey users and participants. This is also
the second year in which the Industry category - Advanced
Technologies - has been included in the data tables.
The survey is intended to provide guidelines
for both Alberta Employers and individual Members of the
three professions (P. Eng, P. Geol, P. Geoph) in setting
salary and other payroll and benefits rates and programs.
APEGGA believes individual members are responsible
for establishing with their employer the level of remuneration
to be received in return for professional services provided.
Using the information in the Value of Professional Services
plus any other information accessible to you, you can judge
if you are adequately paid given your industry sector and
the economic activity within that sector, working conditions,
responsibility, performance, utilization and situation.
Members work in a wide variety of organizations
and carry out tasks which vary just as greatly. It is therefore
impossible for the Association to judge whether any given
member should get or be given a salary increase. However,
to stay at par in terms of purchasing power, you could expect
an increase eq
ual to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase
in your geographic area. If you are eligible for a performance
increase and/or responsibility increase, these could be
in addition to the CPI.
Program effectiveness is dependent on the
integrity of the data in this booklet and your ability to
incorporate it with other information obtained to provide
your full compensation picture. It is recognized that not
all employment sectors will be readily identified within
the sample job descriptions and corresponding rates. However,
using these as guidelines should enable you to arrive at
a reasonable relationship between your situation and industry
With the sustained support of members and
employers, the Association believes this program will continue
to be a positive influence in helping to maintain a reasonable
balance between professional quality services, working conditions