Best Jobs

Canada’s Best Jobs: Pipefitting Supervisor

Canada’s Best Jobs: The Top Jobs in Canada
Pipefitting supervisor


Median Salary: $89,398
Salary Growth (2010–2016): +34%
Total Employees: 5,100
Change in Employees (2010–2016): +4%

Job Description:

A pipefitting supervisor coordinates the heat, oil and water systems that run not just in your home, but in large industrial or commercial facilities, too. They order materials, schedule work activities and make sure everything’s working safely.

Job Qualifications:

You’ll need to finish secondary school at minimum, but after that, it’s a path familiar to tradespeople: a period of apprenticeship, followed by certification, and several years as a fully qualified worker.


The median salary for a pipefitting supervisor sits at $89,398, but first, you’ll have to receive lower pay as first an apprentice, then as a journeyman/woman. According to PayScale, an entry-level pipefitter can expect to make $27 an hour, while a full-fledged pipefitter has a median hourly wage of $33.55.

Career Opportunity:

Open positions for contractors and supervisors in the pipefitting trades is projected to match the number of job-seekers, according to Job Bank Canada. Over the past five years, employee growth in this field has been a medicore 4%.

More About Canada’s Best Jobs

How Elevator Mechanic became Canada’s hottest job, for better or worse

How Elevator Mechanic became Canada’s hottest job, for better or worse

Canada’s construction boom has led to tremendous growth in the need for elevator technicians—but the field is having serious growing pains

Best Employers 2017: The top companies people love working for

Our third annual ranking of Canada’s Best Employers uncovers the companies where people can’t wait to get to work

Canada’s Best Employers 2016