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Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
Rodman,

Project Managers typically are based out of Edmonton/Calgary but site visits are usually required. Every company works their salaries a little differently. Most, however, generally pay a base salary when you aren't assigned to a project and then an overtime/location uplift based on your project location and work schedule. If you are required on site full time, expect a sweet uplift. Just to throw some numbers at you: one of my peers is on a 14/7 rotation (10 hr days) in Fort Mac and will clear $225k this year. I'm based in the city and work up to 55 hours per week. I'm on track to just barely squeeze out $200k.

I will say this--there's a huge demand for our skillset but there's also a lot of pressure to perform. Have a few projects go sideways on you and youll develop an ugly reputation in a hurry.

It's been the best career decision I ever made.
12-10-2012 11:22 PM
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - Ecksie - 12-10-2012 11:22 PM
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