What Jobs Pay: The Complete Guide to Careers & Salaries in Canada


336 pages
Contains Index
ISBN 0-88830-258-4





Reviewed by Dean Tudor

Dean Tudor is a journalism professor at the Ryerson Polytechnical
Institute and founding editor of the CBRA.


This book is useful in that it indicates the range of pay for various occupations, as derived from diverse sources (all noted): Statistics Canada, unions, personal correspondence, books, magazine articles, etc. Part one describes how pay levels are determined, while part two discusses the public sector jobs and salaries. The meat is in part three, which has the jobs arranged by families, such as “cultural industries” (radio, television, stage, film, sports, writing, and publishing). Part four has a handy section for starting salaries of university and college graduates. A tool quite similar to this and well established in the United States is the American Almanac of Jobs and Salaries; it is good to see this kind of tool being replicated for Canada. Certainly now high school students (and others) can check a potential occupation for the salary ranges, and also check on how the career ladder progresses. I hope the book comes out every two years or so, for updated information such as this can be invaluable.


Anisef, Paul, and Etta Baichman, with Carl E. James, “What Jobs Pay: The Complete Guide to Careers & Salaries in Canada,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 30, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/36703.