MRO Magazine

It’s salary survey time again


July 11, 2007
By PEM Magazine
Last year, I was overwhelmed by the positive response to PEM’s first-ever salary survey. The completed questionnaire forms allowed us to tabulate useful data for Canada’s maintenance professionals.

The salary survey helps maintainers track their own salaries, raises and other compensation benefits against their industry peers. A couple of maintenance managers even passed on the salary survey results to their human resources departments. Information is power.

In this issue (pages 31-33) you’ll find a questionnaire form for PEM’s second annual salary survey. By participating again in the salary survey, we will be able to provide you with an update on key trends, while identifying year-over-year comparisons.

For example, will the overall average pay of $64,457 change from last year? Will the average pay increase of 2.93 percent be different this year? Will Alberta remain the highest-paid province to work in? PEM will answer these important questions.


Once again, we’re offering a new set of golf clubs and bag to one lucky salary survey respondent winner. Last year, James Kowan, senior project coordinator, plant engineering for Bombardier Aerospace in Toronto, was randomly selected to win the big prize.

This year, you also have the chance to win a new MP3 player and informative maintenance textbooks for your library. All you have to do is complete the salary survey questionnaire form and fax it back to us by Friday, June 3, 2005.

Let’s hear from you today!

PEM bearing series
Another highlight in this issue is part one of PEM’s new bearing series (pages 39-52), which takes a look at lubrication, failure analysis, repair and more. I hope that you find the practical, hands-on information on bearing basics useful.

I want to thank the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA), Rockwell Automation, SKF Canada Reliability Systems Inc., NSK Canada Inc., and NTN Bearing Corp. of Canada for sharing their bearing-related expertise with PEM. Part two of the bearing series (June issue) will focus on advanced applications, industry trends and the latest product innovations.

Robert Robertson, Editor
PEMAC Member