Median Salary: $94,993.60
Change in Salary (2008–2014): +11%
Total Employees: 24,600
Change in Employees (2008–2014): +15%
One of several groups of specialized managers in our ranking, Engineering Managers are responsible for supervising engineering firms, R&D departments, or engineering teams within industrial fields.
How to qualify: A bachelor’s degree in engineering is necessary, along with professional certification by a provincial engineering regulatory body. It’s likely you’ll need years of experience in the field in order to get to management level.
Money: With median incomes at just under $95,000, many managers in this category are making more than six figures.
Opportunity: The combination of technical know-how and leadership skills is a highly transferable one; engineering managers can find work in a wide variety of fields—including ones beyond engineering. Employment and Social Development Canada projects slow-and-steady growth in employer demand for these positions through 2022.