The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in Canada is C$64,502.
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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical engineers participate in the planning and manufacturing of new products by performing engineering duties and developing, designing and testing mechanical devices. Job requirements include either a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, a master of science in engineering, or a related degree. The EIT exam, membership in a professional society and specific industry-related certifications may also be encouraged or required. Mechanical engineers must be skilled in the use o…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Mechanical Engineer
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 WorleyParsons where the average pay is C$79,920. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Stantec Consulting Ltd. and Pratt and Whitney Canada Corp., earning around C$79,833 and C$73,469, respectively. SNC-Lavalin Inc. pays the lowest at around C$60,990. Baylis Medical Company and Bombardier also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$65,000 and C$68,778, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer
Skills in Engineering Design, Microsoft Office and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD and SolidWorks.
Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer
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$54,102 based on 369 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$60,745 based on 1,618 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$72,593 based on 824 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$84,023 based on 469 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$97,373.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 17.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (12.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (6.4% less), Ottawa, Ontario (2.1% less) and Toronto, Ontario (2.0% less).
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