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8. Health & Community Services Manager
Median Salary: $100,006.40
Change in Salary (2008–2014): +37%
Total Employees: 6,200
Change in Employees (2008–2014): +5%
This category, defined by Employment and Social Development Canada as covering health, education, social and community services, can include high-level leadership in fields from parks and rec to employment support to public health. With only 6,200 positions at this level, it requires a high degree of seniority and responsibility. Though the average salary, measured nationally, just crested $100,000 for the first time in 2014, salaries will vary by location and field. Since these are largely public sector jobs at the provincial or municipal level, the characteristics of the local tax base has an effect, so look to larger urban centres for more responsibility and higher salaries.