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 Calgary, Alberta at $35.98 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Ontario at $25.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $75,000.

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

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*18.0035.9868.752017
Edmonton – Alberta*27.6131.9962.092017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia22.0030.7541.25 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 18.0032.0044.002016
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1)18.0032.0044.002016
Toronto – Ontario17.0025.0041.962015
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario17.0025.0041.962015
Ottawa – Ontario17.0025.0041.962015
London – Ontario(1)17.0025.0041.962015
Prince Edward Island 18.0032.0044.002016
Montreal – Quebec(1)20.0035.9339.532016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)23.7631.9043.962013


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 16,000 landscape architects, land use planners and land surveyors working in Canada.

Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes land surveyors, is $40.85. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,538, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $80,000.

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