Introduction

Thank you for agreeing to complete the 2018 SDA Salary and Compensation Survey. For most of you, this survey will take about 20 minutes to complete. It will take slightly longer to complete for multi-disciplinary firms.

You will be able to complete part of the survey and return to finish it at a later time. Your results will be saved at the point of partial completion, and the survey will pick up at the point where you left off.

PLEASE NOTE: The final date that you can participate in the completion of the 2018 SDA Salary and Compensation Survey will be January 31, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

As a thank you for participating in the completion of the survey, you will be able to purchase the survey for a discount of 50% off the regular price of $200. If you are interested in purchasing the final benchmarking results, please complete the Participants Order Form at the end of the questionnaire. Please note that the results will be sent to the e-mail address provided in the form.

Note: The information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.

Based on the participation that we obtain from various design firms, SDA Canada hopes to produce this survey on an annual basis so our design firms can have the latest up-to-date benchmarking information.

IMPORTANT:
Please read the information below before you complete the survey:
  • All information provided should be as of September 30, 2018
  • Please include only full-time employees
  • Most of your firms will employ Administrative and Technical staff, so be sure to provide information for those positions, in addition to other positions.
  • Annual base salary ranges for full-time employees will be requested.
  • If your firm has more than one office location in Canada, please include full-time employees from all locations.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact salarysurvey@sdacanada.com

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* 1. What are the first three digits of the postal code for your business address? Note - If your firm has more than one location, provide the postal code for your Head Office

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* 2. Does your firm have more than one office location? If yes, please list the first three digits of the postal code for the various locations (e.g. VKS, A1A, G1B).

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* 3. Are salary levels comparable in the various office locations?

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* 4. Which of the following provinces/territories does your firm hold a license to practice? Check all that apply.

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* 5. Which of the following professional associations is your firm a member of (or have staff that are members of)? Choose all that apply.

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* 9. How many Independent Contractors (contract workers) did your firm have on September 30th, 2018?

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* 10. How many Internationally Trained Professionals (that is, an individual who is registered or licensed as an landscape architect in a country other than Canada or the U.S.) did your firm employ as of September 30th, 2018?

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* 11. What are your firm's projected, net architectural annual billings for 2018 (excluding external consultants and disbursements)?

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* 12. Are you a sole practitioner, that is a self employed professional?

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* 13. As a sole practitioner, do you have any full time employees?

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* 14. How many hours comprise your firm's standard office work week?

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* 15. What is the standard company policy with respect to vacation entitlement for each of the following years of service?

  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks or more N/A
1 year
2 years
3 years
4 years
5 years
10 years
15 years
20 years
25 years

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* 16. What is the standard company policy with respect to annual maximum number of paid personal days for circumstances such as personal illness, family emergencies, etc.?

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* 17. What is your firm's standard company policy with respect to overtime compensation for administrative members? Check one for each.

  No additional compensation Paid for additional hours worked at base rate Paid for additional hours worked at time and a half Time off in lieu Not Applicable
Human Resources
Marketing Manager
Office Manager
Finance Manager / Controller
IT Manager and IT Staff
Executive Assistant
Finance Support Staff
General Office Administrator
Administrative Assistant
Receptionist