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School of Manufacturing and Automation

Each year, SAIT conducts a survey to determine the employment rate, salaries and satisfaction of our newest SAIT alumni. The survey is conducted between February and April with the most recent class of SAIT grads.

The data below is employment and salary information about programs in the School of Manufacturing & Automation.


School of Manufacturing & Automation

Number of Graduates 388
Number Responding 239
Graduate Survey Counts
In Labour Force 218
Employment Rate 83%
Total Employed 181
Employed - Training Related 84
Employed - Non-Training Related 97
Not Employed and Seeking Employment 37
Not Seeking Employment 21
Pursuing Education 55
Salary Statistics - Training Related Full-Time Employment
Salary Median/$Annual $47,840

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Number of Graduates 144
Number Responding 95
Graduate Survey Counts
In Labour Force 77
Employment Rate 83%
Total Employed 64
Employed - Training Related 28
Employed - Non-Training Related 36
Not Employed and Seeking Employment 13
Not Seeking Employment 18
Pursuing Education 41
Salary Statistics - Training Related Full-Time Employment
Salary Median/$Annual $48,920

Design & Automation

Number of Graduates 22
Number Responding 15
Graduate Survey Counts
In Labour Force 15
Employment Rate 73%
Total Employed 11
Employed - Training Related 6
Employed - Non-Training Related 5
Not Employed and Seeking Employment 4
Not Seeking Employment 0
Pursuing Education 3
Salary Statistics - Training Related Full-Time Employment
Salary Median/$Annual $45,000

Design & Development

Number of Graduates 29
Number Responding 19
Graduate Survey Counts
In Labour Force 16
Employment Rate 94%
Total Employed 15
Employed - Training Related 6
Employed - Non-Training Related 9
Not Employed and Seeking Employment 1
Not Seeking Employment 3
Pursuing Education 7
Salary Statistics - Training Related Full-Time Employment
Salary Median/$Annual $46,420

Design & Analysis

Number of Graduates 93
Number Responding 61
Graduate Survey Counts
In Labour Force 46
Employment Rate 83%
Total Employed 38
Employed - Training Related 16
Employed - Non-Training Related 22
Not Employed and Seeking Employment 8
Not Seeking Employment 15
Pursuing Education 31
Salary Statistics - Training Related Full-Time Employment
Salary Median/$Annual $55,000

Machinist Technician

Number of Graduates 21
Number Responding 14
Graduate Survey Counts
In Labour Force 13
Employment Rate 100%
Total Employed 13
Employed - Training Related 5
Employed - Non-Training Related 8
Not Employed and Seeking Employment 0
Not Seeking Employment 1
Pursuing Education 2
Salary Statistics - Training Related Full-Time Employment
Salary Median/$Annual $35,000

Non-Destructive Testing Foundations

Number of Graduates 92
Number Responding 60
Graduate Survey Counts
In Labour Force 60
Employment Rate 73%
Total Employed 44
Employed - Training Related 17
Employed - Non-Training Related 27
Not Employed and Seeking Employment 16
Not Seeking Employment 0
Pursuing Education 5
Salary Statistics - Training Related Full-Time Employment
Salary Median/$Annual $48,620

Welding Technician

Number of Graduates 99
Number Responding 51
Graduate Survey Counts
In Labour Force 49
Employment Rate 90%
Total Employed 44
Employed - Training Related 23
Employed - Non-Training Related 21
Not Employed and Seeking Employment 5
Not Seeking Employment 2
Pursuing Education 4
Salary Statistics - Training Related Full-Time Employment
Salary Median/$Annual $40,800

Welding Engineering Technology

Number of Graduates 32
Number Responding 19
Graduate Survey Counts
In Labour Force 19
Employment Rate 84%
Total Employed 16
Employed - Training Related 11
Employed - Non-Training Related 5
Not Employed and Seeking Employment 3
Not Seeking Employment 0
Pursuing Education 3
Salary Statistics - Training Related Full-Time Employment
Salary Median/$Annual $53,500