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Average Chemical Engineer’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Chemical Engineers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2134.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: chemical engineer, biochemical engineer, petrochemical engineer, electrochemical engineer and polymer engineer.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $49.88 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Toronto, Ontario at $32.69 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $100,000.
Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will exceed the job vacancies in this occupation for the near future. Job vacancies will come from both new positions due to expansion demand and retirements.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Chemical Engineers in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||32.88||49.88||63.81||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||32.88||49.88||63.81||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||–||48.09||78.59||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba(3)||22.00||38.46||69.23||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||26.44||38.46||69.23||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia(3)||22.00||38.46||69.23||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.00||32.69||46.15||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||21.00||35.71||55.38||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||21.00||35.71||55.38||2018|
|London – Ontario||21.00||35.71||55.38||2018|
|Prince Edward Island(3)||22.00||38.46||69.23||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||19.82||37.90||54.11||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||20.00||38.46||68.75||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes chemical 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.
There are over 9,000 chemical engineers working in Canada.