It's no secret people from across Canada are flocking to Alberta to make money.

Statistics Canada numbers show that Alberta is currently growing faster than any other province.

The Royal Bank of Canada is predicting stronger economic growth this year and next for Canada, but says only Alberta will see the kind of gains that will make a real impact on job creation.

Alberta will lead the country with a 3.7 per cent economic growth rate in 2014, slowing only moderately to 3.5 per cent in 2015, says RBC.

A healthy economy and job creation make Alberta a desirable place to live for many Canadians, who decide to leave behind provinces with growing unemployment and seek fortune in the west.

We've compiled the average salaries and wages for 30 occupations in Alberta — collecting data for jobs ranging from nursing, to bartending, to petroleum engineering.

Like in any field or industry, how much someone makes varies greatly from company to company, from city to city, how long someone's been on the job and whether some of the compensation may come in forms other than paycheques.

You can browse more Alberta wages at the Alberta Learning Information Service website.

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  • Want to see the earning potential of certain occupations in Alberta? Click through for average hourly pay and salaries for 30 common jobs.

  • Hotel Managers

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 42.2 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $24.24 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $52,207.00

  • Aerospace Engineer

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 37.5 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $54.82 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $106,900.00

  • Ambulance Attendants

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 40 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $30.35 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $65,436.00

  • Architects

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 38.6 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $38.79 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $77,693.00

  • Bartenders

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 28.6 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $11.37 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $17,164.00

  • Bricklayers

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 40.5 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $40.37 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $84,525.00

  • Civil Engineers

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 38.5 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $46.11 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta:n$92,054.00

  • Social Workers

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 32.2 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $40.24 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $67,175.00

  • Police Officers

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 39.3 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $72.06 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $147,745.00

  • Computer Engineers

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 38.5 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $44.86 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $88,975.00

  • Carpentry Trades

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 46 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $35.69 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $85,263.00

  • Mechanic Trades

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 41.2 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $36.08 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $77,076.00

  • Corrections Officers

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 38.8 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $31.40 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $63,285.00

  • Crane Operators

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 42.9 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $35.90 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $80,626.00

  • Drillers and Blasters For Surface Mining

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 62.3 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $33.04 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $94,475.00

  • Elementary School Teachers

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 34.8 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $42.98 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $74,679.00

  • Farmers

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 47.8 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $23.72 Overall Average Salary (annual)*, Alberta: $55,776.00

  • Executive Assistants

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 37.3 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $32.59 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $62,411.00

  • Geologists, Geochemists and Geophysicists

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 39.2 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $56.11 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $114,137.00

  • Heavy Equipment Operators

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 47.1 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $31.92 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $77,543.00

  • Janitors

    Average Hours Worked (per week:) 33.6 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $18.45 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $33,370.00

  • Librarians

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 35 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $32.77 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $62,039.00

  • Ministers of Religion

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 38.8 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $28.82 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $57,168.00

  • Oil and Gas Well Drillers

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 47.8 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $34.94 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $90,511.00

  • Pharmacists

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 36.3 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $49.49 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $92,677.00

  • Petroleum Engineers

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 39.5 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $52.41 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $107,484.00

  • Nurses

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 28.8 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $42.60 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $63,922.00

  • Human Resources Specialist

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 39.4 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $37.71 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $75,443.00

  • Taxi Drivers

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 40.3 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $16.21 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $31,788.00

  • University Professors

    Average Hours Worked (per week): 44.1 Overall Average Wage (per hour): $56.92 Overall Average Salary (annual), Alberta: $122,805.00

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  • 21. Occupational Health and Safety Advisor and Officer

    a. Occupational health and safety advisors facilitate the development, implementation and maintenance of workplace safety programs. Occupational Health and Safety Officer b. Occupational health and safety officers visit places of employment to detect unsafe or unhealthy working conditions, and ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing workplace safety. According to the provincial government, on average, they make as much as $75,129 per year.

  • 20. Land Surveyor

    Land surveyors plan, direct and conduct legal surveys to determine and interpret the location of boundaries, buildings, structures and other natural or human-made features on, over or under the surface of the earth. According to the provincial government, on average, they make as much as $79,097 per year.

  • 19. Manufacturing Engineer

    Manufacturing engineers design, implement, direct and co-ordinate manufacturing system materials and processes to achieve the most efficient, cost effective and high quality production possible in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. Also Known As: Engineer, Logistics Manager, Professional Engineer On average, they start around $80,547 per year.

  • 18. Industrial Engineer

    Industrial engineers determine the most effective ways for an organization to use its basic resources: people, machines, materials, money and time. Also Known As: Engineer, Logistics Manager, Professional Engineer According to the government, they make an average of $80,547 per year.

  • 17. Power Engineer

    Power engineers supervise, operate and maintain machinery and boilers that provide steam, power, heat, refrigeration and other utility services to industrial and commercial facilities. On average, they make as much as $80,735 per year.

  • 16. Refinery and Upgrader Process Operator

    Refinery and upgrader process operators are responsible for the day to day operations of oil refineries and upgraders. Also Known As: Bitumen Extraction Plant Operator, Bitumen Upgrading Plant Operator, Oil Refinery Process Operator, Upgrader Process Operator On average, they can earn as much as $81,339 per year.

  • 15. Oil Pipeline Operators and Maintenance Workers

    Oil pipeline operators and maintenance workers monitor and conduct the day to day operations of oil pipelines and associated facilities. Also Known As: Equipment Operator, Gauger, Tank Farm Operator. They can make, on average, as much as $81,339 per year.

  • 14. Oil Pipeline Control Centre Operator

    Oil pipeline control centre operators use sophisticated computerized equipment to monitor and control pipeline activities for large regions (for example, all of Alberta and British Columbia) from one centralized control centre. On average, they can make as much as $81,339 per year.

  • 13. Gas Plant Operator

    Gas plant operators control automated processes that convert raw natural gas into forms that can be used by consumers. On average, they can make as much as $81,339 per year.

  • 12. Gas Pipeline Operators and Maintenance Workers

    Gas pipeline operators and maintenance workers monitor the day to day operations of meter and compressor stations essential to the distribution and smooth flow of gas through pipelines. Also Known As: Control Room Operator, Gas Compressor Operator They can make on average $81,339 per year.

  • 11. Oil and Gas Production Accountant

    Oil and gas production accountants track and analyze production data, calculate revenue and royalties associated with properties owned by oil companies, and ensure reporting requirements are met. On average, they make as much as $81,135 per year.

  • 10. Field Production Operator

    Field production operators are responsible for the initial separation processes or the special treatment required to ensure that impurities such as water, gas and sediments are removed from oil and gas in the field. Once separated, the oil or gas is transported by pipeline to refineries, gas plants or markets. On average they make $81,622 per year.

  • 9. Chemical Engineer

    Chemical engineers conduct research; develop and optimize processes; design and select equipment; and provide technical and management services for plants that convert raw materials into a wide range of end products (for example, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food products, fuels, plastics, metals). Can make on average $103,425 per year.

  • 8. Petroleum Engineer

    Petroleum engineers are involved in the exploration and development of oil and gas. They apply the principles of geology, physics, chemistry and engineering sciences to the recovery of petroleum and natural gas from conventional reservoirs and oil sands. Average salary per year is $106,000.

  • 7. Hydrologist

    Hydrologists study the occurrence, distribution, circulation and properties of water in the atmosphere, on the Earth's surface, and in soil and underlying rocks. On average, they make as much as $110,747 per year. (Photo source <a href="www.flickr.comphotosfortgirl" target="_hplink">FortGirl </a>

  • 6. Geologist

    Geologists apply their knowledge of the Earth's crust in exploring for minerals and hydrocarbons (for example, oil and gas), developing resources for production, building engineering foundations and stable slopes, and finding and evaluating ground water supplies. They make an average of $110,747 per year.

  • 5. Exploration Geophysicist

    Geophysicists use the principles of physics, mathematics and geology to study the surface and internal composition of the earth. Exploration geophysicists look for oil, natural gas, water and minerals for commercial and environmental projects. On Average, they make as much as $110,747 per year.

  • 4. Geotechnical Engineer

    Geotechnical engineers assess the natural foundations for engineering projects that are supported by rock or soil. They plan and supervise geological data acquisition and analysis, and prepare engineering designs, reports and recommendations. On average, they make as much as $111,784 per year.

  • 3. Geomatics Engineer

    Geomatics engineers gather, model, analyze and manage spatially referenced data (information identified according to location). On average, they make as much as $164,400 per year

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