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2. Oil & Gas Drilling Supervisor
Median Salary: $79,040.00
Change in Salary (2008–2014): +23%
Total Employees: 18,700
Change in Employees (2008–2014): +30%
Rig supervisors are responsible for overseeing 10 to 20 people on several crews, who operate oil or gas drilling rigs around the clock. Though Statistics Canada’s figures show how robust the industry had been through 2014, the precipitous drop in oil prices near the end of last has changed the picture drastically for 2015: The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors recently sharply revised down its job projections, but in the longer term this is still a key part of Canada’s economy and the pendulum will swing back.