The average salary for a Civil Engineer in Canada is C$65,422.
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Job Description for Civil Engineer
Most of the time, civil engineers design, plan, and/or manage construction projects. Their job ranges from small-scale projects, such as building or bridge repairs, to very large-scale, such as building large stadiums. Civil engineers may work in many sectors, such as structural, environmental, and transportation. They must have a working knowledge of auto computer-aided design (CAD) software and engineering design software. Civil engineers must discuss various requirements with their clien…Read more
Civil Engineer Tasks
- Researches and analyzes maps, blueprints, photos, charts, and other data to plan projects.
- Gathers information to prepare and present reports on project topics.
- Manages and directs staff at project site.
- Performs engineering duties; plan, design and oversee the construction and maintenance of buildings, bridges, and other structures.
Popular Employer Salaries for Civil Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Civil Engineer are from the companies WSP Global Inc., Aecom Canada Ltd. and Hatch. Reported salaries are highest at Parsons Corporation where the average pay is C$85,329. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include IBI Group, Inc. and Aecom Canada Ltd., earning around C$75,000 and C$71,686, respectively. SNC-Lavalin Inc. pays the lowest at around C$59,781. Stantec Consulting Ltd. and WSP Global Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$67,046 and C$67,390, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Civil Engineer
Skills in Engineering Design, Project Management and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Autodesk AutoCAD.
Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer
An entry-level Civil Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$53,601 based on 396 salaries. An early career Civil Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$61,334 based on 837 salaries. A mid-career Civil Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$73,082 based on 471 salaries. An experienced Civil Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$87,316 based on 243 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$98,906.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Civil Engineer in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 15.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (6.5% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (8.3% less), Ottawa, Ontario (1.8% less) and Toronto, Ontario (0.6% less).
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