Average Starting Salary: Oil And Gas 2015 Edition

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The Canadian Oil and Gas industry is constantly growing and providing opportunities for new graduates from a variety of backgrounds.

Whether you have a passion for working on land or offshore, there’s a place for you in Oil and Gas. Students with degrees in engineering, business, science, or geology are particularly suited for this industry with plenty of well-paying entry-level jobs to choose from.

Use this guide to find out the average Canadian salaries for these common entry-level roles in the industry!

Mining Engineer-in-Training
Vancouver, BC 72,353
Calgary, AB 80,470
Saskatoon, SK 72,949
Winnipeg, MB 66,430
Toronto, ON 70,102
Montreal, QC 68,094
Halifax, NS 67,257
St. John’s, NL 73,298
NATIONAL AVERAGE 72,961
Environmental Engineer-in-Training
Vancouver, BC 59,120
Calgary, AB 60,008
Saskatoon, SK 48,006
Winnipeg, MB 39,000
Toronto, ON 49,920
Montreal, QC 47,840
Halifax, NS 42,910
St. John’s, NL 53,331
NATIONAL AVERAGE 55,091
Mechanical Engineer-in-Training
Vancouver, BC 56,137
Calgary, AB 65,599
Saskatoon, SK 57,231
Winnipeg, MB 52,137
Toronto, ON 52,408
Montreal, QC 52,333
Halifax, NS 53,504
St. John’s, NL 56,413
NATIONAL AVERAGE 55,807
Chemical Engineer-in-Training
Vancouver, BC 61,294
Calgary, AB 73,751
Saskatoon, SK 64,855
Winnipeg, MB 57,020
Toronto, ON 60,631
Montreal, QC 53,490
Halifax, NS 56,846
St. John’s, NL 59,326
NATIONAL AVERAGE 62,584
Chemical Process Operator
Vancouver, BC 45,760
Calgary, AB 47,840
Saskatoon, SK 41,600
Winnipeg, MB 29,120
Toronto, ON 38,480
Montreal, QC 28,080
Halifax, NS 33,280
St. John’s, NL 36,300
NATIONAL AVERAGE 38,480
GIS Analyst
Vancouver, BC 48,840
Calgary, AB 58,092
Saskatoon, SK 50,196
Winnipeg, MB 46,037
Toronto, ON 49,173
Montreal, QC 45,503
Halifax, NS 45,905
St. John’s, NL 51,829
NATIONAL AVERAGE 52,589
Geologist
Vancouver, BC 74,922
Calgary, AB 73,256
Saskatoon, SK 70,211
Winnipeg, MB 64,400
Toronto, ON 67,227
Montreal, QC 65,503
Halifax, NS 62,511
St. John’s, NL 67,035
NATIONAL AVERAGE 70,839
Project Coordinator
Vancouver, BC 47,993
Calgary, AB 53,101
Saskatoon, SK 53,618
Winnipeg, MB 47,856
Toronto, ON 45,315
Montreal, QC 42,231
Halifax, NS 43,682
St. John’s, NL 46,317
NATIONAL AVERAGE 47,151

Check out our Oil and Gas Career Guide here to learn more about the industry!

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