Supervisory Roles

If you move into a supervisory role, you'll have the opportunity to earn an even higher salary. Every construction project requires a project manager, a site foreman and, depending on the size of the project, a general foreman.

Site foremen and general foremen are paid by the hour. A site foreman usually earns $5 per hour above the journeyperson rate. The general foreman is typically paid $5-$10 per hour above the journeyperson rate.

Project managers are paid a flat rate for their work. They either earn an annual salary or sign a contract stating a set amount of financial compensation for completing a given project. Salaries vary across Canada, but project managers typically earn $100,000 or more annually.

Heat and frost insulation estimators are usually paid an annual salary, with a signing bonus for every project they secure. They typically earn $50,000 to $100,000 annually, depending on where they work and the size and scope of the contracts they secure.

For more information on crew and supervisory roles, and how to advance in the industry, check out the Career Possibilities section of this Web site.