Telecommunication engineers in Canada earn an average salary of $76.75 an hour, according to a report released on Thursday.
That’s up more than $4,000 from last year, the latest available data shows.
The report, compiled by Telematics Canada, found that telecommunication engineers made up 26 per cent of the total workforce in 2013.
But that percentage has grown to 46 per cent this year, with more than half (56 per cent) working in telecommunications.
The median salary in Canada in 2013 was $68,000, according the report.
For reference, the median annual salary for all occupations was $58,000 in 2012.
Telematistics Canada, a division of Thomson Reuters, surveyed telecommunication professionals across the country.
The survey was conducted in March and April this year.
The numbers are based on responses from about 3,000 telecommunication executives across the province.
The results of the survey have not been released, but a spokesperson for Telematrics Canada says the numbers will be released when they are finalized.
For more information about the report, including information about salaries, visit: telmatics.com/nextbigfuture.