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Average Petroleum Engineer’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Petroleum Engineers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2145.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: petroleum engineer, subsea engineer and oil and gas drilling engineer.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $69.71 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $46.93 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $85,000 – $125,000.
Employment prospects for petroleum engineers are good in Canada. Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Petroleum Engineers in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||33.85||69.71||106.03||2015|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||29.33||46.93||78.40||2015|
|Thompson / Okanagan / Kootenay – British Columbia(1)||16.94||49.19||106.47||2011|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||–||–||–||–|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||–||–||–||–|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||–||–||–||–|
|Toronto – Ontario(1)||22.30||48.91||82.89||2011|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1)||22.30||48.91||82.89||2011|
|Ottawa – Ontario(1)||22.30||48.91||82.89||2011|
|London – Ontario(1)||22.30||48.91||82.89||2011|
|Prince Edward Island||–||–||–||–|
|Montreal – Quebec||–||–||–||–|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||–||–||–||–|
The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes petroleum engineers, is $38.46. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,500, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $78,000.
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.