Mechanical Engineer Salary Canada

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Average Mechanical Engineer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Mechanical Engineers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2132.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: mechanical engineer, automotive engineer, refrigeration engineer and fluid mechanics engineer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Halifax – Nova Scotiaa at $42.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island at $31.25 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $100,000.

Employment prospects are very good for this profession. The government forecasts that there will be a shortage of workers in this profession for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Mechanical Engineers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 36.06 40.87 68.99 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 30.00 35.87 101.54 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 20.51 36.06 54.00 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 23.00 32.03 62.50 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 29.06 37.69 49.69 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 35.00 42.00 76.92 2018
Toronto – Ontario 24.04 38.46 46.15 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 19.23 36.06 58.24 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 23.00 39.34 57.69 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 20.65 38.46 65.00 2018
Prince Edward Island 20.00 31.25 53.33 2018
Montreal – Quebec 26.44 39.42 52.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 22.40 31.25 76.92 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Designing power plants, machines, components, tools, fixtures and equipment
›› Overseeing the installation of equipment and machinery
›› Analysing dynamics and vibrations of mechanical systems and structures
›› Investigating mechanical failures or unexpected maintenance problems
›› using computer-aided design (CAD) software for designing and modelling plans
Number in employment

There are over 38,000 mechanical engineers 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 mechanical 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.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Aerospace Engineers
Civil Engineers
Drafting Technologists and Technicians
Industrial Designers
Mining Engineers
Petroleum Engineers

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