A job that pays over $300,000 a year: sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But occupations with this kind of salary aren’t a myth.
There may not be many of them, but these high paying jobs do exist in Canada. We scoured the recruiting sites such as Indeed, Neuvoo and Glassdoor to bring you a collection of Canadian jobs that pay over $300K a year.
Here are 15 Jobs that pay over $300,000 In Canada 2018
Plastic surgery is not quite as glamorous as some TV shows would have you believe. Still many jobs for plastic surgeons in Canada advertise a salary of up to $300,000 while some of the best surgeons can make over $400,000 a year.
Psychiatrists are among the least well-paid in the medical field but this doesn’t mean that they can’t make lots of money. If you’re a top psychiatrist in Canada you can earn around $420,000 a year, which means you’ll be able to pay off your student loans fast.
Being an ER doctor is not for the faint-hearted but the pay definitely makes up for the stress and sleep deprivation. Some ER doctors make as much as $490,000 a year.
Not many jobs for introverts pay as well as neuropathology. You’ll work with tissues of the brain and central nervous system rather than with patients themselves and in some provinces you can make as much as $410,000.
Surgeons, in general, make good money but among those with the best salaries are neurosurgeons. The median pay for neurosurgeons in Canada is about $310,000 while some can take home a cool $550,000.
It’s not the easiest job to land since there is only one position to fill but you’ll get generous compensation for being Prime Minister of Canada. The Prime Minister’s 2017 salary was $345,400 since he got paid not only for being a Prime minister but also for being a Member of Parliament.
9.Professor of Medicine
Teaching people how to be doctors can be as lucrative as having a medical practice. A full professor in a specialized medical field can earn a salary of more than $300,000 and while doctors have one of the most sleep-deprived jobs in Canada, as a professor you’ll get much more shut-eye.
With cancer one of the most common health concerns Canadians have, oncologists have plenty of work. Top oncologists can take home around $420,000 a year.
Like most medical specialists in Canada, your salary as an obstetrician/ gynaecologist will depend on where you live and whether you work for a hospital or in private practice. Some obstetricians in private practice can make over $450,000 a year.
The average salary for an ophthalmologist in Canada is about $160,000 per year. However, if you have your own private practice, you can take home over $400,000 a year in net pay.
Do you love technology and gadgets but you also love money? Radiology is one of those jobs that could make you a millionaire in Canada while you get to work with state-of-the-art equipment. Many radiologists make around $360,000 a year and those at the top of their field can take home nearly $500,000.
You can make good money as a family physician in Canada but if you love working with children and prefer jobs for extroverts, specializing in paediatrics is a better option. Paediatricians can make as much as $465,000 a year.
While the average company CEO in Canada makes around $150,000 a year, having the right experience and working for a top company can bag you well over $300,000. In fact, according to Canadian Business, the country’s highest-paid CEO makes over $83 million a year.
A medical microbiologist’s work focuses on infectious diseases: how to identify and treat them and prevent them from spreading. The typical annual salary for a medical microbiologist starts at $300,000.
How well it pays to have the top finance job in a company depends on the size of the company. However, according to HR consulting firm Robert Half Canada, if you’re CFO at a company with sales of more than $250 million a year, you can expect a starting salary of up to $312,000.