Aerospace Engineers Salary Canada

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Average Aerospace Engineers’ Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Aerospace Engineers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2146.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: aerospace engineer, aircraft design engineer and aerodynamics engineer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Toronto – Ontario at $45.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $80,000 – $120,000.

Employment prospects for aerospace engineers are good in Canada. The government forecasts that the number of job seekers will be insufficient to fill the job vacancies for the near future. The strength of the aerospace sector will create higher than average employment growth for this profession.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Aerospace Engineers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta(3) 24.52 39.42 65.93 2018
Edmonton – Alberta(3) 24.52 39.42 65.93 2018
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 38.34 63.19 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba(3) 24.52 39.42 65.93 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(3) 24.52 39.42 65.93 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 21.00 43.25 49.52 2018
Toronto – Ontario 29.00 45.00 52.88 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1) 26.44 40.38 60.96 2018
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 26.44 40.38 60.96 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1) 26.44 40.38 60.96 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 24.52 39.42 65.93 2018
Montreal – Quebec(1) 22.50 44.38 68.27 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(3) 24.52 39.42 65.93 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Designing and developing aerospace vehicles, systems and components
›› Co-ordinating ground and flight tests of air and spacecraft
›› Collecting and analysing test data
Visa

Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation to apply for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes aerospace 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.

Number In Employment

There are over 30,000 aerospace and other related professional engineers working in Canada.

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