CABE Salary Survey 2017 - March 2018 Release

Dear colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that CABE has just released its 2017 Salary Survey Report. This is the first salary survey that CABE has released since 2010. 


Highlights of what we learned from the respondents to  our sample include:  

  • The median salary for an economist working full-time in Canada was $100,000 to $125,000 annually. 
  • ┬ĚReported salaries varied by industry sector, region, and experience. For example, the median entry-level salary for economists in Canada was $50,000 to $60,000.
  • Half of respondents also reported receiving additional compensation, such as bonuses and stock options, with median compensation in the $10,000 to $20,000 range.

The report looks at differences in compensation by gender, visible minority status, education and job title; provides information about access to retirement, vacation and other benefits, as well as professional development supports; and details the survey methodology.

Members can access the full report for free at this link (Salary Survey )using their CABE login. Its use is exclusively for members, and is not available for circulation or reproduction.

We hope this report will aid Canadian economists in their employment paths and compensation negotiations, and help employers understand how their compensation and benefit practices compare to other organizations. 

Next week, CABE will be circulating a survey to assess the professional development needs of economists working in Canada. I encourage you all to participate, so CABE can evolve to better serve your needs.  


Armine Yalnizyan

President, Canadian Association for Business Economics