The Highest Paying Construction Jobs in Canada

September 16, 2020

Considering a career in construction? Wondering what the highest paying construction jobs in Calgary are? We've compiled a list of the highest paying construction-related jobs the country has to offer using the most recent data available from Statistics Canada. Read on to find out which construction job comes out on top. 


It's no secret that a career in construction can pay major dividends. Whether it be operating heavy machinery or wiring new homes, construction jobs in Calgary can pave the way to financial freedom for those working them. Here's a list of the highest paying construction jobs in Calgary and Canada according to the 2016 census data collected by Statistics Canada.
 

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The Highest Paying Construction Jobs in Canada

There's a wide number of jobs and trades that fall under the construction industry umbrella. As one of the premier Calgary staffing agencies, especially when it comes to Calgary construction staffing, we've certainly placed quite a few people in the jobs listed below. And as you'll see, they're making pretty good bank.
 

Crane operators, drillers, and blasters

Being up high and blowing stuff up (safely) sure pays off. Same with drilling stuff too. While it's a bit weird to have these three under the same category, each job is vital to ensuring things get done on the job site in a safe and effective manner. I guess you could say that's why they get paid the big bucks.

Average employment income: $74,297

Median employment income: $68,478
 

Machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicles)

Making sure all the important machinery and equipment runs smoothly in the construction industry brings with it a very nice compensation package. For these men and women who maintain machinery and transportation equipment, the construction industry has provided a very lucrative career.

Average employment income: $71,168

Median employment income: $67,596

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Electrical trades and electrical power line and telecommunications workers

While Stats Canada doesn't fit electricians into a neat box (which would be great for our purposes), they do offer this illuminating insight into how much electrical trades and electrical power line and telecommunications workers take home each year. Who knows, maybe the below figures will spark your interest in taking up either as a career.

Average employment income: $65,501

Median employment income: $61,683
 

Plumbers, pipefitters, and gas fitters

Covering everything to do with pipes, those in the plumbing, pipefitting, and gas fitting trades take home some serious coin. From residential to industrial, these men and women make sure everything runs safely and smoothly.

Average employment income: $58,862

Median employment income: $54,322
 

Heavy equipment operators

Heavy equipment operators are the lifeblood of the construction industry. From bobcats to bulldozers, these men and women quite literally move earth to ensure the projects they're working on get completed on time and on budget. And they're compensated accordingly.

Average employment income: $58,373

Median employment income: $53,989

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Machining, metal forming, shaping, and erecting trades

Leave it to Stats Canada to lump all these construction trades together. Regardless, it's safe to say if your career falls under this category then you're bringing home a pretty decent paycheque. 

Average employment income: $55,174

Median employment income: $50,976

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As the above list shows, there's no shortage of money to be made in the construction industry. All it takes is a bit of research to see which trade or job best aligns with your skills and desires. Then before too long, you'll be bringing home the moola.
 

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