Ten surprising jobs that saw the biggest pay increases in 2015
We recently took a look back at some of the best jobs of 2015. They were ranked highly for their outlook, wages, and working conditions. But they weren’t necessarily the roles that saw the biggest raises this year. Some of those jobs may surprise you.
Our friends over at Glassdoor recently put out a list of the jobs that saw the greatest increases in pay this year. What makes their study different from other salary reports is that the data is all user generated. People on their site report where they work, what their job titles are, and how much they’re earning.
Glassdoor then crunched the numbers and does a year-over-year comparison. We expected to see fast growing pay cheques for people with hot new tech skills or advanced engineering degrees. However, the data shows that people in a wider range of occupations are seeing a little more love this year.
Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising to see the salaries inching upwards for food preparers and servers as well as financial and healthcare positions, these have been consistently the roles with the most openings being advertised online.
Ten roles to watch for rising demand and increasing wages
Business systems analyst (the 2015 Canadian average salary is $74,880, a 10 per cent increase over 2014)
Business systems analyst jobs on Workopolis
Security officer ($31,200, 7 per cent increase)
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Sales consultant ($50,000, 7 per cent increase)
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Pharmacy technician ($36,000, 6 per cent increase)
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Barista ($22,880, 6 per cent increase)
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Customer service manager ($50,000, 5 per cent increase)
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Certified nursing assistant ($51,126, 5 per cent increase)
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Financial analyst ($69,326.4, 5 per cent increase)
Financial analyst jobs available now
Cashier ($21,944, 3%)
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Cook ($24,960, 3 per cent increase)
Available jobs for cooks
The Glassdoor report lists more roles with increased pay in 2015. You can read the full details on their blog here.
Workopolis has also reported on the jobs with the most openings in Canada, their average wages, and available opportunities.