Table 1 
Occupation1 with the highest average full-time hourly wage2 by broad occupational group, 2017 

Occupation with the highest average full-time hourly wage by broad occupational group, 2017
  Average full-time hourly wage
  current dollars
Health occupations  
Specialist physicians 70.00
Management occupations  
Senior managers–financial, communications and other business services 65.15
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations  
Chemical engineers 59.00
Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services  
Lawyers and Quebec notaries 57.05
Business, finance and administration occupations  
Statistical officers and related research support occupations 46.80
Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations  
Supervisors, mining and quarrying 46.70
Occupations in manufacturing and utilities  
Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities 44.35
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations  
Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades 44.20
Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport  
Producers, directors and choreographers and related occupations 37.05
Sales and service occupations  
Real estate agents and salespersons 35.00
Note(s):
The ranking does not account for the variability of the estimates.
Source(s):
Table 14-10-0001-01 (formerly CANSIM table 285-0050).
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