Average Electrical Engineer Salary in Canada

C$69,333
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$3,873
Bonus
C$25,000
Commission
C$1,971
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The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in Canada is C$69,333.
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What Do Electrical Engineers Do?

Electrical Engineer Tasks
  • Design, maintain, implement, and improve electrical instruments and equipment.
  • Supervise and train project staff as needed.
  • Inspect completed projects to ensure conformance with design standards.
  • Apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.

Job Satisfaction for Electrical Engineer

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Electrical Engineer are from the companies SNC-Lavalin Inc., Tetra Tech, Inc. and Stantec Consulting Ltd.. Reported salaries are highest at Amec Engineering Services where the average pay is C$92,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Stantec Consulting Ltd. and IBI Group, Inc., earning around C$81,472 and C$80,187, respectively. Bombardier pays the lowest at around C$66,129. SNC-Lavalin Inc. and KGS Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$70,885 and C$72,040, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Electrical Engineers?

Skills in Engineering Design and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office and Autodesk AutoCAD.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineers?

An entry-level Electrical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$57,024 based on 197 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$62,660 based on 875 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$77,543 based on 549 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$89,220 based on 311 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$99,541.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 16.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (15.5% more) and Ottawa, Ontario (10.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Mississauga, Ontario (8.8% less), Montréal, Québec (7.7% less) and Toronto, Ontario (1.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,065 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.5%
Early Career
42.4%
Mid Career
26.6%
Experienced
15.1%
Late Career
6.4%