Top 99 High-Paying Jobs In Canada

Top High Paying Jobs In Canada

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If you’re looking for a job in Canada then this list of the Top 99 High-Paying Jobs In Canada¬†is a great place to start. Each of the jobs listed below is an official National Occupational Classification (NOC) job title and you can learn more about the main duties and educational requirements of each job on the Government of Canada NOC website.

The wage amounts outlined below are proprietary numbers calculated by Cash Cow Canada using official government wage data. We’ve given you the median annual wage for each Canadian job title from a variety of sources including:

  • Labour force survey data
  • Census data
  • Employment Insurance Survey Data
  • Industry specific data and surveys

 

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The Top High-Paying Jobs In Canada

1. Judges

  • Median Annual Salary: $350,586
  • NOC Code: NOC_4111

 

2. Specialist physicians

  • Median Annual Salary: $281,182
  • NOC Code: NOC_3111

 

3. General practitioners and family physicians

  • Median Annual Salary: $216,864
  • NOC Code: NOC_3112

 

4. Commissioned police officers

  • Median Annual Salary: $127,180
  • NOC Code: NOC_0431

 

5. Utilities managers

  • Median Annual Salary: $126,160
  • NOC Code: NOC_0912

 

6. Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services

  • Median Annual Salary: $120,200
  • NOC Code: NOC_0013

 

7. Dentists

  • Median Annual Salary: $118,394
  • NOC Code: NOC_3113

 

8. Lawyers and Quebec notaries

  • Median Annual Salary: $116,940
  • NOC Code: NOC_4112

 

9. Government managers – economic analysis, policy development and program administration

  • Median Annual Salary: $115,380
  • NOC Code: NOC_0412

 

10. Government managers – health and social policy development and program administration

  • Median Annual Salary: $113,680
  • NOC Code: NOC_0411

 

11. Other managers in public administration

  • Median Annual Salary: $111,800
  • NOC Code: NOC_0414

 

12. Managers in natural resources production and fishing

  • Median Annual Salary: $110,760
  • NOC Code: NOC_0811

 

13. Engineering managers

  • Median Annual Salary: $110,580
  • NOC Code: NOC_0211

 

14. Senior government managers and officials

  • Median Annual Salary: $110,060
  • NOC Code: NOC_0012

 

15. Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers

  • Median Annual Salary: $106,920
  • NOC Code: NOC_0432

 

16. Allied primary health practitioners

  • Median Annual Salary: $106,740
  • NOC Code: NOC_3124

 

17. Petroleum engineers

  • Median Annual Salary: $105,760
  • NOC Code: NOC_2145

 

18. Administrators – post-secondary education and vocational training

  • Median Annual Salary: $105,760
  • NOC Code: NOC_0421

 

19. Computer and information systems managers

  • Median Annual Salary: $105,760
  • NOC Code: NOC_0213

 

20. Architecture and science managers

  • Median Annual Salary: $105,220
  • NOC Code: NOC_0212

 

21. Pharmacists

  • Median Annual Salary: $104,646
  • NOC Code: NOC_3131

 

22. University professors and lecturers

  • Median Annual Salary: $103,840
  • NOC Code: NOC_4011

 

23. Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers

  • Median Annual Salary: $102,560
  • NOC Code: NOC_0120

 

24. School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education

  • Median Annual Salary: $101,100
  • NOC Code: NOC_0422

 

25. Financial managers

  • Median Annual Salary: $100,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_0111

 

26. Corporate sales managers

  • Median Annual Salary: $100,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_0601

 

27. Purchasing managers

  • Median Annual Salary: $100,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_0113

 

28. Human resources managers

  • Median Annual Salary: $99,480
  • NOC Code: NOC_0112

 

29. Metallurgical and materials engineers

  • Median Annual Salary: $96,460
  • NOC Code: NOC_2142

 

30. Software engineers and designers

  • Median Annual Salary: $96,160
  • NOC Code: NOC_2173

 

31. Managers in health care

  • Median Annual Salary: $96,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_0311

 

32. Aerospace engineers

  • Median Annual Salary: $94,600
  • NOC Code: NOC_2146

 

33. Air traffic controllers and related occupations

  • Median Annual Salary: $94,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_2272

 

34. Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities

  • Median Annual Salary: $93,420
  • NOC Code: NOC_0016

 

35. Mining engineers

  • Median Annual Salary: $93,340
  • NOC Code: NOC_2143

 

36. Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)

  • Median Annual Salary: $92,780
  • NOC Code: NOC_2147

 

37. Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts

  • Median Annual Salary: $92,300
  • NOC Code: NOC_4162

 

38. Banking, credit and other investment managers

  • Median Annual Salary: $92,300
  • NOC Code: NOC_0122

 

39. Physicists and astronomers

  • Median Annual Salary: $91,980
  • NOC Code: NOC_2111

 

40. Geological engineers

  • Median Annual Salary: $91,660
  • NOC Code: NOC_2144

 

41. Meteorologists and climatologists

  • Median Annual Salary: $91,180
  • NOC Code: NOC_2114

 

42. Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators

  • Median Annual Salary: $91,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_2275

 

43. Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators

  • Median Annual Salary: $90,740
  • NOC Code: NOC_9232

 

44. Police officers (except commissioned)

  • Median Annual Salary: $90,380
  • NOC Code: NOC_4311

 

45. Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries

  • Median Annual Salary: $90,260
  • NOC Code: NOC_2161

 

46. Other professional occupations in physical sciences

  • Median Annual Salary: $90,100
  • NOC Code: NOC_2115

 

47. Electrical and electronics engineers

  • Median Annual Salary: $90,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_2133

 

48. Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors

  • Median Annual Salary: $89,740
  • NOC Code: NOC_2271

 

49. Geoscientists and oceanographers

  • Median Annual Salary: $89,240
  • NOC Code: NOC_2113

 

50. Psychologists

  • Median Annual Salary: $88,580
  • NOC Code: NOC_4151

 

51. Firefighters

  • Median Annual Salary: $88,480
  • NOC Code: NOC_4312

 

52. Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces

  • Median Annual Salary: $88,280
  • NOC Code: NOC_0433

 

53. Telecommunication carriers managers

  • Median Annual Salary: $88,200
  • NOC Code: NOC_0131

 

54. Government managers – education policy development and program administration

  • Median Annual Salary: $88,100
  • NOC Code: NOC_0413

 

55. Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services

  • Median Annual Salary: $88,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_8222

 

56. Boilermakers

  • Median Annual Salary: $88,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_7234

 

57. Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers

  • Median Annual Salary: $87,920
  • NOC Code: NOC_0511

 

58. Supervisors, mining and quarrying

  • Median Annual Salary: $87,500
  • NOC Code: NOC_8221

 

59. Other business services managers

  • Median Annual Salary: $87,500
  • NOC Code: NOC_8221

 

60. Power system electricians

  • Median Annual Salary: $86,800
  • NOC Code: NOC_7243

 

61. Chemical engineers

  • Median Annual Salary: $86,540
  • NOC Code: NOC_2134

 

62. Manufacturing managers

  • Median Annual Salary: $86,540
  • NOC Code: NOC_0911

 

63. Advertising, marketing and public relations managers

  • Median Annual Salary: $86,540
  • NOC Code: NOC_0124

 

64. Other professional engineers, n.e.c.

  • Median Annual Salary: $86,540
  • NOC Code: NOC_2148

 

65. Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations

  • Median Annual Salary: $86,480
  • NOC Code: NOC_0014

 

66. Optometrists

  • Median Annual Salary: $86,115
  • NOC Code: NOC_3121

 

67. Managers in transportation

  • Median Annual Salary: $86,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_0731

 

68. Urban and land use planners

  • Median Annual Salary: $86,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_2153

 

69. Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades

  • Median Annual Salary: $86,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_7203

 

70. Veterinarians

  • Median Annual Salary: $85,074
  • NOC Code: NOC_3114

 

71. Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors

  • Median Annual Salary: $84,900
  • NOC Code: NOC_3011

 

72. Secondary school teachers

  • Median Annual Salary: $84,620
  • NOC Code: NOC_4031

 

73. Mechanical engineers

  • Median Annual Salary: $84,400
  • NOC Code: NOC_2132

 

74. Electrical power line and cable workers

  • Median Annual Salary: $84,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_7244

 

75. Occupational therapists

  • Median Annual Salary: $83,260
  • NOC Code: NOC_3143

 

76. Civil engineers

  • Median Annual Salary: $82,400
  • NOC Code: NOC_2131

 

77. Other administrative services managers

  • Median Annual Salary: $82,060
  • NOC Code: NOC_0114

 

78. Information systems analysts and consultants

  • Median Annual Salary: $82,060
  • NOC Code: NOC_2171

 

79. Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics

  • Median Annual Salary: $82,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_2243

 

80. Power engineers and power systems operators

  • Median Annual Salary: $82,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_9241

 

81. Construction managers

  • Median Annual Salary: $81,740
  • NOC Code: NOC_0711

 

82. Industrial and manufacturing engineers

  • Median Annual Salary: $81,740
  • NOC Code: NOC_2141

 

83. Physiotherapists

  • Median Annual Salary: $81,500
  • NOC Code: NOC_3142

 

84. Elementary school and kindergarten teachers

  • Median Annual Salary: $80,980
  • NOC Code: NOC_4032

 

85. Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers

  • Median Annual Salary: $80,860
  • NOC Code: NOC_7252

 

86. Audiologists and speech-language pathologists

  • Median Annual Salary: $80,760
  • NOC Code: NOC_3141

 

87. College and other vocational instructors

  • Median Annual Salary: $80,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_4021

 

88. Elevator constructors and mechanics

  • Median Annual Salary: $80,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_7318

 

89. Supervisors, railway transport operations

  • Median Annual Salary: $80,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_7304

 

90. Program officers unique to government

  • Median Annual Salary: $80,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_4168

 

91. Forestry professionals

  • Median Annual Salary: $80,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_2122

 

92. Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations

  • Median Annual Salary: $80,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_7202

 

93. Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses

  • Median Annual Salary: $80,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_3012

 

94. Probation and parole officers and related occupations

  • Median Annual Salary: $80,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_4155

 

95. Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.

  • Median Annual Salary: $79,840
  • NOC Code: NOC_0015

 

96. Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers

  • Median Annual Salary: $79,560
  • NOC Code: NOC_4161

 

97. Railway and yard locomotive engineers

  • Median Annual Salary: $79,520
  • NOC Code: NOC_7361

 

98. Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities

  • Median Annual Salary: $78,840
  • NOC Code: NOC_9212

 

99. Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers

  • Median Annual Salary: $78,000
  • NOC Code: NOC_8232

 

High Paying Jobs In Canada – FAQ

What are the highest paid professions in Canada?

The highest paid profession in Canada is a career in legal services. Judges earn the highest median wage and Lawyers are in the top 10 highest paid jobs in Canada.

It is important to mention that business owners and entrepreneurs are not included as the earning potential for business owners is unlimited and not technically a job.

 

How do you calculate the median annual salary?

To convert hourly wages to a median annual salary we used the following formula:

  • Hourly Wage x 40 (hours per week worked) x 50 (work weeks in a year).

 

While that calculation may not be 100% precise for each job title, it standardizes the data and makes it comparable for the purpose of general understanding.