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Emerging Occupations

Alternative Energy Technologist

In general, alternative energy technologists work with engineers, designers and installers to design, plan and manage the installation of alternative energy systems (for example, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, geoexchange, wind, micro-hydro, carbon capture and storage, bio fuel or fuel cell).

This is an emerging occupation. It may have evolved from an existing occupation or emerged in response to consumer needs or technological advances.

  • Avg. Salary N/A
  • Avg. Wage N/A
  • Minimum Education Varies
  • Outlook below avg
  • Employed 39,100
  • In Demand High
Also Known As

Renewable Energy Technologist, Sustainable Energy Technologist

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

11%
11%
Average Wage
Starting
Overall
Top
  • Certification Not Regulated
  • Strength Required Lift over 20 kg
Duties
Updated Jan 23, 2017

Alternative energy is sometimes called renewable or sustainable energy. It is energy derived from natural sources (for example, the earth, sun, wind, water). For simplicity in this profile, the term alternative is used for energy that also is renewable and sustainable.

Alternative energy technologists:

  • assess the potential for various alternative energy systems at design sites
  • recommend appropriate systems based on available sun and wind and other considerations (for example, footprint area of land for a geothermal system)
  • calculate system requirements based on demand loads
  • design alternative energy systems (for example geothermal systems, wind turbines, solar systems)  
  • conduct economic analyses and feasibility studies to determine the return on investment
  • develop project charters, manage project plans and conduct quality assurance tests
  • work with technicians, installers and tradespeople who are responsible for system installation
  • trouble shoot technical problems related to energy generation, distribution and storage
  • develop and deliver presentations to potential clients and industry partners
  • create energy management plans for corporations and municipalities
  • attend trade shows to promote the alternative energy industry.
Working Conditions
Updated Jan 23, 2017

Alternative energy technologists may work indoors (sales, design, project management, energy planning) or outdoors (installation, site management, site assessment, energy auditing) depending on the type or phase of a project. During site assessment, installation, or auditing stages of projects, technologists may be required to work in trenches, climb ladders, work on roofs of varying heights and lift or move equipment that weighs over 20 kilograms. 

Travel to various work sites often is required. Hours of work vary because some tasks must continue non-stop until completed.

  • Strength Required Lift over 20 kg
Skills & Abilities
Updated Jan 23, 2017

Alternative energy technologists need the following characteristics:

  • an interest in the environment, climate change and renewable sources of energy
  • strong mathematical and science skills
  • time management skills
  • excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • the ability to work independently
  • the ability to coordinate the work of others.

They should enjoy doing work that requires taking a methodical approach, finding innovative solutions to problems, and working in interdisciplinary teams.

Educational Requirements
Updated Jan 23, 2017

Most emerging occupations develop from more than one occupation so alternative energy technologists may come from a variety of education and training backgrounds. Prior to enrolling in an education program, prospective students should contact associations and employers in this field to investigate education options and employment possibilities.

Alternative energy technologists need to be knowledgeable about:

  • how solar rays, bio mass, hydro and other renewable systems generate electricity
  • the environmental, regulatory and economic feasibility of various types of alternative energy systems
  • energy modeling and the interplay between energy efficiency systems (known as geoexchange) and building construction
  • the integration of electrical and thermal energy storage systems
  • technical and behavioural elements of an energy management plan
  • the carbon footprint created by various types of energy production
  • national and provincial standards, regulations and codes that apply to the development and use of alternate energy (for example, Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards, electrical code).

 


Related Education

The following schools offer programs or courses that are related to this occupation but are not required to enter the field.

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

For a broad list of programs and courses that may be related to this occupation try searching using keywords.

Certification Requirements
Updated Jan 23, 2017

Certification is not required, as there is currently no legislation regulating this occupation.

Employment & Advancement
Updated Jan 23, 2017

Emerging occupations typically are the result of:

  • an increased human need (for example, alternate sources of energy)
  • technological advances
  • greater specialization within an occupation.

Often there are too few people working in an emerging occupation to gather survey information. Therefore, it can be difficult to define advancement opportunities or employment outlook. Some Albertans already are working in this emerging occupation but future demand for alternative energy technologists is unknown. 

Alternative energy technologists may be employed by:

  • residential construction companies (for example, mechanical and electrical contractors and green home builders)
  • commercial or industrial green energy projects (for example, biofuel plants and storage facilities)
  • distributors of alternative energy systems (for example, geoexchange systems, wind turbines, solar panels)
  • industry associations promoting the use of alternative, renewable, sustainable energy sources
  • municipal planning, municipal stewardship, energy management and permitting.

Some alternative energy technologists are self-employed and act as consultants for clients engaged in new building or retrofitting projects.

The employment outlook in this occupation will be influenced by a wide variety of factors including:

  • trends and events affecting overall employment
  • location in Alberta
  • employment turnover (work opportunities generated by people leaving existing positions)
  • occupational growth (work opportunities resulting from the creation of new positions that never existed before)
  • size of the occupation.
Wage & Salary
Updated Jan 23, 2017

Often there are too few people working in an emerging occupation to gather survey information. Therefore, no current salary data is available for this occupation.

Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities

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Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $30.22 $143.75 $78.80 $72.12
Overall $38.46 $157.18 $92.86 $85.26
Top $40.67 $180.29 $101.76 $93.75

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

A: High Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

High Reliability, represents a CV of less than or equal to 6.00% and 30 survey observations and/or represents 50% or more of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Leasing
Oil & Gas Extraction
Other Services (Repair, Personal Services and Related)
ALL INDUSTRIES
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
Transportation and Warehousing
Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade
Construction
Business, Building and Other Support Services
Manufacturing

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

11%
11%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

18%
18%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

1%
1%

Vacancy Rate

N/A
Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services

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Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $28.75 $166.67 $78.64 $72.12
Overall $33.65 $197.80 $97.73 $93.75
Top $50.66 $205.13 $105.78 $96.15

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

A: High Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

High Reliability, represents a CV of less than or equal to 6.00% and 30 survey observations and/or represents 50% or more of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Leasing
ALL INDUSTRIES
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
Information, Culture, Recreation

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

17%
17%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

20%
20%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

1%
1%

Vacancy Rate

N/A
Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.

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Starting $25.10 $120.26 $61.88 $55.29
Overall $27.47 $140.47 $71.93 $64.36
Top $28.85 $158.65 $81.28 $69.76

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

A: High Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

High Reliability, represents a CV of less than or equal to 6.00% and 30 survey observations and/or represents 50% or more of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Leasing
Wholesale Trade
Manufacturing
Information, Culture, Recreation
ALL INDUSTRIES
Retail Trade
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
Accommodation & Food Services

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

11%
11%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

20%
20%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

1%
1%

Vacancy Rate

N/A
Commissioned police officers

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Starting $33.65 $104.51 $62.78 $72.27
Overall $47.80 $115.78 $71.96 $72.27
Top $47.90 $118.62 $75.92 $74.31

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

B: Good Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

Good Reliability, represents a CV of between 6.01% and 15.00% and/or fewer than 30 survey observations and/or if survey observations represent less than 50% of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Public Administration
ALL INDUSTRIES

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

57%
57%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

N/A

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

N/A

Vacancy Rate

N/A
Senior government managers and officials

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Starting $43.00 $81.32 $62.74 $66.48
Overall $47.51 $106.72 $75.71 $74.37
Top $50.00 $106.72 $81.76 $87.37

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

A: High Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

High Reliability, represents a CV of less than or equal to 6.00% and 30 survey observations and/or represents 50% or more of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Public Administration
ALL INDUSTRIES

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

34%
34%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

27%
27%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

2%
2%

Vacancy Rate

1%
Petroleum engineers

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Starting $28.26 $86.54 $45.52 $43.28
Overall $49.05 $100.00 $70.30 $66.67
Top $62.05 $173.08 $116.03 $106.15

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

B: Good Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

Good Reliability, represents a CV of between 6.01% and 15.00% and/or fewer than 30 survey observations and/or if survey observations represent less than 50% of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Oil & Gas Extraction
ALL INDUSTRIES
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

35%
35%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

20%
20%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

9%
9%

Vacancy Rate

2%
Lawyers and Quebec notaries

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Starting $21.76 $82.05 $45.18 $40.87
Overall $27.53 $128.61 $72.38 $71.28
Top $35.00 $196.40 $102.85 $98.96

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

B: Good Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

Good Reliability, represents a CV of between 6.01% and 15.00% and/or fewer than 30 survey observations and/or if survey observations represent less than 50% of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Oil & Gas Extraction
ALL INDUSTRIES
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
Public Administration
Health Care & Social Assistance

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

60%
60%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

20%
20%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

12%
12%

Vacancy Rate

5%
Geoscientists and oceanographers

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Starting $23.56 $69.60 $46.99 $45.64
Overall $25.40 $97.36 $69.53 $69.60
Top $30.90 $155.85 $91.51 $95.64

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

B: Good Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

Good Reliability, represents a CV of between 6.01% and 15.00% and/or fewer than 30 survey observations and/or if survey observations represent less than 50% of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Oil & Gas Extraction
ALL INDUSTRIES
Public Administration
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

29%
29%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

10%
10%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

4%
4%

Vacancy Rate

2%
Managers in natural resources production and fishing

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Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $31.60 $88.46 $52.97 $46.15
Overall $38.22 $94.87 $63.31 $59.09
Top $38.46 $102.56 $72.07 $69.23

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

A: High Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

High Reliability, represents a CV of less than or equal to 6.00% and 30 survey observations and/or represents 50% or more of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Oil & Gas Extraction
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
ALL INDUSTRIES
Public Administration
Wholesale Trade
Construction

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

12%
12%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

2%
2%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

0%
0%

Vacancy Rate

N/A
Engineering managers

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Starting $28.01 $93.75 $55.84 $52.88
Overall $37.02 $103.59 $65.44 $62.62
Top $40.87 $134.17 $78.73 $71.43

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

A: High Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

High Reliability, represents a CV of less than or equal to 6.00% and 30 survey observations and/or represents 50% or more of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Oil & Gas Extraction
ALL INDUSTRIES
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
Manufacturing
Public Administration
Construction

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

27%
27%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

24%
24%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

5%
5%

Vacancy Rate

3%
Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations

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Starting $28.72 $103.33 $58.22 $53.34
Overall $32.02 $120.63 $68.31 $61.25
Top $33.65 $127.62 $76.10 $65.33

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

A: High Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

High Reliability, represents a CV of less than or equal to 6.00% and 30 survey observations and/or represents 50% or more of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Public Administration
Health Care & Social Assistance
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
ALL INDUSTRIES
Educational Services
Information, Culture, Recreation
Other Services (Repair, Personal Services and Related)
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Leasing

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

27%
27%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

24%
24%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

3%
3%

Vacancy Rate

2%
Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction

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Starting $17.72 $66.67 $44.95 $41.23
Overall $26.05 $100.00 $63.62 $41.23
Top $32.00 $166.67 $98.13 $42.00

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

C: Lower Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

Lower Reliability, represents a CV of between 15.01% and 33.00% and/or if fewer than 20 survey observations and/or if survey observations represent less than 33% of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
ALL INDUSTRIES

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

55%
55%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

15%
15%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

16%
16%

Vacancy Rate

2%
Geological engineers

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Starting $26.00 $75.91 $39.13 $33.00
Overall $31.50 $101.21 $61.52 $56.84
Top $44.92 $103.04 $88.08 $93.27

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

B: Good Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

Good Reliability, represents a CV of between 6.01% and 15.00% and/or fewer than 30 survey observations and/or if survey observations represent less than 50% of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
ALL INDUSTRIES
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
Public Administration

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

36%
36%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

62%
62%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

23%
23%

Vacancy Rate

N/A
Other managers in public administration

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Starting $32.00 $72.26 $50.65 $48.27
Overall $39.22 $99.09 $61.78 $60.08
Top $41.83 $104.44 $67.15 $63.98

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

A: High Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

High Reliability, represents a CV of less than or equal to 6.00% and 30 survey observations and/or represents 50% or more of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Public Administration
ALL INDUSTRIES

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

26%
26%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

9%
9%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

3%
3%

Vacancy Rate

2%
Computer and information systems managers

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Starting $23.56 $73.03 $46.50 $43.23
Overall $31.23 $85.88 $57.31 $57.54
Top $34.62 $108.17 $64.61 $62.02

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

A: High Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

High Reliability, represents a CV of less than or equal to 6.00% and 30 survey observations and/or represents 50% or more of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Oil & Gas Extraction
Information, Culture, Recreation
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
Public Administration
ALL INDUSTRIES
Retail Trade
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Leasing
Educational Services
Health Care & Social Assistance
Manufacturing
Other Services (Repair, Personal Services and Related)
Construction

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

18%
18%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

28%
28%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

1%
1%

Vacancy Rate

N/A
Utilities managers

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Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $24.21 $71.43 $45.74 $45.53
Overall $28.00 $85.71 $54.53 $56.82
Top $30.00 $100.00 $62.25 $62.72

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

B: Good Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

Good Reliability, represents a CV of between 6.01% and 15.00% and/or fewer than 30 survey observations and/or if survey observations represent less than 50% of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
ALL INDUSTRIES
Public Administration
Utilities
Manufacturing
Business, Building and Other Support Services

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

20%
20%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

15%
15%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

2%
2%

Vacancy Rate

2%
Government managers - economic analysis, policy development and program administration

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Overall Wage Details
Average Wage
Average Salary
Hours Per Week

Hourly Wage
For full-time and part-time employees
  • Low
  • High
  • Average
  • Median
Starting
Overall
Top
Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $41.99 $69.76 $49.38 $46.35
Overall $44.29 $84.03 $58.96 $57.06
Top $48.32 $87.19 $62.40 $57.69

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

A: High Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

High Reliability, represents a CV of less than or equal to 6.00% and 30 survey observations and/or represents 50% or more of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
ALL INDUSTRIES
Public Administration

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

48%
48%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

30%
30%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

4%
4%

Vacancy Rate

2%
Other professional engineers, n.e.c.

Survey Methodology

Survey Analysis

Overall Wage Details
Average Wage
Average Salary
Hours Per Week

Hourly Wage
For full-time and part-time employees
  • Low
  • High
  • Average
  • Median
Starting
Overall
Top
Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $32.16 $60.75 $47.14 $47.11
Overall $40.50 $71.16 $55.72 $54.79
Top $51.49 $93.32 $72.17 $70.56

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

A: High Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

High Reliability, represents a CV of less than or equal to 6.00% and 30 survey observations and/or represents 50% or more of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
ALL INDUSTRIES
Public Administration
Health Care & Social Assistance

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

14%
14%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

N/A

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

0%
0%

Vacancy Rate

N/A
Other business services managers

Survey Methodology

Survey Analysis

Overall Wage Details
Average Wage
Average Salary
Hours Per Week

Hourly Wage
For full-time and part-time employees
  • Low
  • High
  • Average
  • Median
Starting
Overall
Top
Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $25.36 $81.03 $47.76 $46.15
Overall $28.58 $90.26 $56.41 $53.99
Top $30.77 $115.48 $64.47 $62.50

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

A: High Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

High Reliability, represents a CV of less than or equal to 6.00% and 30 survey observations and/or represents 50% or more of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Oil & Gas Extraction
Transportation and Warehousing
Wholesale Trade
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
Construction
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Leasing
Public Administration
ALL INDUSTRIES
Educational Services
Manufacturing
Retail Trade
Other Services (Repair, Personal Services and Related)
Health Care & Social Assistance
Information, Culture, Recreation
Business, Building and Other Support Services

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

29%
29%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

10%
10%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

4%
4%

Vacancy Rate

2%
Government managers - education policy development and program administration

Survey Methodology

Survey Analysis

Overall Wage Details
Average Wage
Average Salary
Hours Per Week

Hourly Wage
For full-time and part-time employees
  • Low
  • High
  • Average
  • Median
Starting
Overall
Top
Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $42.40 $55.91 $47.46 $46.42
Overall $48.47 $71.00 $59.92 $62.26
Top $57.06 $84.44 $65.39 $63.34

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

A: High Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

High Reliability, represents a CV of less than or equal to 6.00% and 30 survey observations and/or represents 50% or more of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Public Administration
ALL INDUSTRIES
Educational Services

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

22%
22%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

N/A

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

0%
0%

Vacancy Rate

N/A
Physicists and astronomers

Survey Methodology

Survey Analysis

Overall Wage Details
Average Wage
Average Salary
Hours Per Week

Hourly Wage
For full-time and part-time employees
  • Low
  • High
  • Average
  • Median
Starting
Overall
Top
Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $24.56 $58.49 $37.53 $36.25
Overall $28.72 $73.76 $58.96 $64.30
Top $30.90 $92.48 $73.85 $92.48

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

B: Good Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

Good Reliability, represents a CV of between 6.01% and 15.00% and/or fewer than 30 survey observations and/or if survey observations represent less than 50% of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Health Care & Social Assistance
ALL INDUSTRIES
Public Administration

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

N/A

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

N/A

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

N/A

Vacancy Rate

N/A
School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education

Survey Methodology

Survey Analysis

Overall Wage Details
Average Wage
Average Salary
Hours Per Week

Hourly Wage
For full-time and part-time employees
  • Low
  • High
  • Average
  • Median
Starting
Overall
Top
Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $36.65 $63.83 $49.76 $49.00
Overall $43.37 $84.38 $63.33 $61.45
Top $52.03 $84.44 $76.23 $84.00

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

B: Good Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

Good Reliability, represents a CV of between 6.01% and 15.00% and/or fewer than 30 survey observations and/or if survey observations represent less than 50% of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Public Administration
ALL INDUSTRIES
Educational Services

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

31%
31%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

14%
14%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

2%
2%

Vacancy Rate

1%
Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers

Survey Methodology

Survey Analysis

Overall Wage Details
Average Wage
Average Salary
Hours Per Week

Hourly Wage
For full-time and part-time employees
  • Low
  • High
  • Average
  • Median
Starting
Overall
Top
Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $18.00 $30.77 $20.83 $19.23
Overall $20.99 $96.15 $53.28 $31.70
Top $21.33 $240.38 $113.19 $35.90

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

C: Lower Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

Lower Reliability, represents a CV of between 15.01% and 33.00% and/or if fewer than 20 survey observations and/or if survey observations represent less than 33% of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
ALL INDUSTRIES

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

58%
58%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

22%
22%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

9%
9%

Vacancy Rate

4%
Architecture and science managers

Survey Methodology

Survey Analysis

Overall Wage Details
Average Wage
Average Salary
Hours Per Week

Hourly Wage
For full-time and part-time employees
  • Low
  • High
  • Average
  • Median
Starting
Overall
Top
Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $25.00 $80.51 $46.95 $45.00
Overall $27.53 $81.75 $54.93 $54.00
Top $29.00 $96.15 $63.79 $64.90

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

A: High Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

High Reliability, represents a CV of less than or equal to 6.00% and 30 survey observations and/or represents 50% or more of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Oil & Gas Extraction
Health Care & Social Assistance
Public Administration
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
Manufacturing
ALL INDUSTRIES
Business, Building and Other Support Services

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

25%
25%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

37%
37%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

2%
2%

Vacancy Rate

2%
Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers

Survey Methodology

Survey Analysis

Overall Wage Details
Average Wage
Average Salary
Hours Per Week

Hourly Wage
For full-time and part-time employees
  • Low
  • High
  • Average
  • Median
Starting
Overall
Top
Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $20.00 $63.18 $46.06 $46.78
Overall $20.00 $78.11 $50.31 $48.51
Top $20.00 $80.67 $53.74 $54.09

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

B: Good Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

Good Reliability, represents a CV of between 6.01% and 15.00% and/or fewer than 30 survey observations and/or if survey observations represent less than 50% of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Public Administration
ALL INDUSTRIES

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

49%
49%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

13%
13%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

2%
2%

Vacancy Rate

N/A
Other professional occupations in physical sciences

Survey Methodology

Survey Analysis

Overall Wage Details
Average Wage
Average Salary
Hours Per Week

Hourly Wage
For full-time and part-time employees
  • Low
  • High
  • Average
  • Median
Starting
Overall
Top
Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $23.65 $71.00 $46.13 $46.96
Overall $30.06 $76.71 $53.36 $52.59
Top $33.37 $76.97 $56.58 $57.95

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

A: High Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

High Reliability, represents a CV of less than or equal to 6.00% and 30 survey observations and/or represents 50% or more of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
ALL INDUSTRIES
Public Administration

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

27%
27%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

N/A

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

0%
0%

Vacancy Rate

N/A
Electrical power line and cable workers

Survey Methodology

Survey Analysis

Overall Wage Details
Average Wage
Average Salary
Hours Per Week

Hourly Wage
For full-time and part-time employees
  • Low
  • High
  • Average
  • Median
Starting
Overall
Top
Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $25.00 $52.17 $37.46 $34.68
Overall $30.00 $57.57 $49.95 $48.67
Top $39.05 $59.16 $52.91 $54.00

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* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

B: Good Reliability
Data Reliability Code Definition

Good Reliability, represents a CV of between 6.01% and 15.00% and/or fewer than 30 survey observations and/or if survey observations represent less than 50% of all estimated employment for the occupation.


Industry Information
Utilities
ALL INDUSTRIES
Construction

Skills Shortage

Employers that Recruited in the Last 2 Years

51%
51%)

Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties

39%
39%

Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over 4 Months

5%
5%

Vacancy Rate

4%
Other administrative services managers

Survey Methodology

Survey Analysis

Overall Wage Details
Average Wage
Average Salary
Hours Per Week