What positions are covered?

The survey covers 49 engineering & technical positions in:

  • general operations
  • engineers
  • technicians/technologists
  • scientists
  • geoinformatics
  • laboratory/pharmacy
  • research & develoment
  • environmental science

Contact us us for position descriptions.

What is the cost?
  • Participant* price: $849
  • Non-participant price: $1,700

*Participation does not commit your organization to purchasing a survey – it guarantees the participant discount.

What data is collected?

Compensation data collected:

  • salary ranges
  • base salaries
  • total cash
  • quality of match
  • hours of work

Geographic regions covered:

  • British Columbia
  • Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba
  • Ontario
How is the data reported?

CompEssentials includes both an excel spreadsheet and pdf report and is available for download with purchase.

WCBC segments data into the most commonly used breakdowns so you can quickly target your salary levels.

Data is both company- and incumbent-weighted and statistical breakdowns include:

  • Average
  • 25th percentile
  • 50th percentile
  • 75th percentile

Data is segmented by:

  • province
  • city
  • economic sector
  • revenue
  • full-time employees
  • selected industries

CompPlus, our online tool, enables you to:

  • select preferred percentiles (such as P65 or P90) and calculate how your pay compares in the market
  • segment data by:
    • province
    • city
    • economic sector
    • revenue
    • full-time employees
    • industry
  • exclude or include your organization’s data in your analysis (available to participants only)
  • apply an aging factor to the data

CompEssentials is included with CompPlus.

Participants receive complimentary access to CompPlus (a $1,700 value).

What types of organizations are included in this survey?

While the mix of participating organizations varies every year, the typical mix is:

Private Sector
Public Sector

Survey results are broken out by economic sector to enable you to target your salaries, as appropriate.

Perks of participating

Participating stretches your HR dollars by giving you…

A 50% discount for those who decide to purchase the results

Complimentary access to CompPlus – our online sorting tool (a $1,700 value)

Complimentary report on actual & projected salary increases (a $1,700 value)


Nancy MacLeod


Note: Reports are offered exclusively for the internal compensation planning activities of individual employers. Reports are not available to libraries, career placement centers, HR consulting firms or any other entity that could re-sell the data, make it available to the general public or use the data in its commercial activities. WCBC reserves to right to accept or decline participation/purchase requests.

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