There are a lot of high-paying jobs out there that won’t crush your soul. Don’t believe us? Check out these five cool jobs you can get on Workopolis right now that have an average salary higher than $50,000 (and three that can get you six figures).

Programme manager (United Nations) – $54,000 

Looking to make a difference on the environmental front? The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) “is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda.” It doesn’t get much better than that when it comes to helping mother earth.

Find out more here.

Music therapist (Providence Health Care) – $60,000

Obsessed with music, and feel compelled to help people? The music therapist works with rehabilitation staff and “uses music as the primary modality to assess and treat patients.”

See the job description here.

Captain – pilot (Westjet) – $75,000

Got the necessary pilot hours? Westjet is hiring, and they expect a lot from their pilots. As per the job description, pilots “are leaders who hold themselves to the highest personal and professional standards at all times.” Up for the challenge?

Find out more here.

Research scientist (Altis / Excel) – $63,000

If science and data are your thing, it might not get better than this. This research scientist position at a government agency conducts “literature reviews on medical and emergency options to determine health outcomes” and “inform policy.”

See the job description.

Manager – digital marketing and social media (UHN) – $60,000

Feeling unfulfilled with your marketing (or social media) job? This digital marketing and social media manager role is tasked with implementing “a digital marketing plan for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, consistent with the vision and mission of University Health Network.”

Find out more here.

Looking for a more senior position? These three high-paying, executive positions are up for grabs:

Interim CEO (Government of New Brunswick) – $150,000

If Donald Trump can be the president of the United States, you can be the Interim CEO at the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission. The CEO “has leadership responsibility for a range of activities, including human resources, financial services, information services and technology.”

Find out more.

Vice president, people (Habitat for Humanity) – $120,000 

The VP of People at Habitat for Humanity “oversees and directs overall Human Resources function of the organization, guiding and managing the provision of HR services, compensation and benefits, policies and programs, talent management and employee development.”

Read the job description here.

VP of revenue management, pricing and network planning (Air Transat) – $250,000

The VP of revenue management, pricing and network planning is “responsible for Transat’s pricing and margin management (vacation packages and standalone flights), allowing the generation of ~2 billion dollars in revenues.” No pressure kid!

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Any of these cool jobs catch your eye? Get busy applying. And if not, keep an eye out … there are always cool new job opportunities popping up on Workopolis.


*Average salaries posted in CAD, courtesy of Payscale.