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Average Mechanical Engineer Salary in Canada

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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in Canada is C$65,386.
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What Do Mechanical Engineers Do?

Mechanical Engineer Tasks
  • Performs engineering duties; develops, designs, and tests mechanical devices.
  • Writes technical reports, handbooks, and bulletins for use by staff or customers.
  • Estimates time and cost to complete projects.
  • Researches designs and makes recommendations based on appearance, safety, budget, and function.

Job Satisfaction for Mechanical Engineer

3.9 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Mechanical Engineer are from the companies Bombardier, SNC-Lavalin Inc. and Stantec Consulting Ltd.. Reported salaries are highest at New Flyer Industries Inc. where the average pay is C$89,671. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Litens Automotive and Stantec Consulting Ltd., earning around C$79,678 and C$78,611, respectively. SNC-Lavalin Inc. pays the lowest at around C$61,886. WSP Global Inc. and Baylis Medical Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$65,414 and C$66,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineers?

Skills in Engineering Design and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Design (CAD), Microsoft Office and SolidWorks.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineers?

An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$55,071 based on 293 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$61,554 based on 1,480 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$73,782 based on 765 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$85,503 based on 408 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$95,149.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 13.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (10.5% more) and Mississauga, Ontario (2.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (6.7% less), Toronto, Ontario (2.6% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (1.8% less).

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