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Average Mechanical Engineer’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Mechanical Engineers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2132.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: mechanical engineer, automotive engineer, refrigeration engineer and fluid mechanics engineer.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Halifax – Nova Scotiaa at $42.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island at $31.25 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $100,000.
Employment prospects are very good for this profession. The government forecasts that there will be a shortage of workers in this profession for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Mechanical Engineers in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||36.06||40.87||68.99||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||30.00||35.87||101.54||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||20.51||36.06||54.00||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||23.00||32.03||62.50||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||29.06||37.69||49.69||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||35.00||42.00||76.92||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||24.04||38.46||46.15||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||19.23||36.06||58.24||2018|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||23.00||39.34||57.69||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||20.65||38.46||65.00||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||20.00||31.25||53.33||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||26.44||39.42||52.00||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||22.40||31.25||76.92||2018|
There are over 38,000 mechanical engineers working in Canada.
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes mechanical engineers, is $43.86. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,634, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $85,000.