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Average Bus Drivers’ and Subway/Transit Operators’ Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Average Canadian Bus Drivers and Subway/Transit Operators.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7512.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: bus driver, transit operator, streetcar operator and light rail transit operator.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $35.16 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario at $14.43 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $55,000.
Government data indicates that the labour market for this occupation will remain balanced for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Bus Drivers and Subway/Transit Operators in Canada
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$ per hr
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|Calgary – Alberta*||15.60||35.16||35.62||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||15.00||15.69||35.83||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||18.65||30.00||32.61||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||13.75||23.00||27.63||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||16.00||21.00||23.44||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||16.00||23.98||26.14||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.00||24.00||34.00||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||14.00||15.56||31.00||2018|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||14.00||14.43||29.05||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||14.00||17.00||34.00||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||14.00||20.00||23.00||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||14.30||26.00||33.00||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||14.00||20.00||34.00||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for transport and heavy equipment operation and related maintenance occupations, which includes bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators, is $25.85. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,080, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $56,000.
There are over 100,000 bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators working in Canada.