Land Surveyors Salary Canada

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Average Land Surveyor’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Land Surveyors.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2154.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: land surveyor, property surveyor and legal surveyor.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Quebec at $37.20 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Nova Scotia at $27.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $60,000 – $80,000.

Employment prospects for land surveyors are good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will be enough job seekers to fill job vacancies in this profession for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Land Surveyors in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 25.00 32.93 62.81 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 24.68 29.68 52.13 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 13.85 29.00 31.22 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba(3) 22.00 33.00 57.69 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 13.50 31.00 46.00 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 18.00 27.00 45.00 2018
Toronto – Ontario 32.51 59.67 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1) 30.89 51.37 2016
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 30.89 51.37 2016
London – Ontario(1) 30.89 51.37 2016
Prince Edward Island(3) 22.00 33.00 57.69 2018
Montreal – Quebec(1) 17.00 37.20 45.64 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1) 27.00 34.00 50.00 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Surveying and setting out subdivisions for rural and urban development
›› Determining exact locations using electronic distance measuring equipment and global positioning systems (GPS)
›› Analysing and displaying data using geographic information systems (GIS) and computer-aided design and drafting (CADD)
Number in employment

There are over 14,000 landscape architects, land use planners and land surveyors working in Canada.

Comparison with employment group

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

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