CDA New Graduate Wage Survey

Every year CDA students in BC graduate and then struggle to understand what wages and benefits are reasonable to request in their employment negotiation. As a result of this common difficulty, the CDA Alliance has launched a new graduate wage survey with the goal of providing accurate and reliable information regarding current entry-level compensation packages for recent graduate CDA members. This will assist students in their initial employment negotiations.

This survey is an anonymous survey. Any information provided here will be made available to students and educators only. Employers will not be able to access this information at any time.

After the survey results have been compiled, a formal report will be sent to educators. They will then share the results with you and help to interpret the results. This will help you to understand if your compensation package aligns with your colleagues. It will also provide the CDA Alliance and your educators the opportunity to better understand the labour market and to help new and future students to negotiate better compensation moving forward.

Take the survey!

Thank you for participating in this survey. Your information will help current and future graduates to determine what competitive entry-level compensation is reasonable in the area that you practice. If you have any questions, you can reach out to All comments and feedback will be kept strictly confidential.