Crane Operator Salary Canada

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Average Crane Operator’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Crane Operators.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7371.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: crane operator, tower crane operator and construction crane operator.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $38.33 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick at $28.85 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $55,000 – $80,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Employment prospects are expected to be fair in most parts of Canada.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Crane Operators in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 20.00 38.33 48.98 2019
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 20.00 38.33 48.98 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 21.78 32.00 46.81 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 20.00 30.00 47.00 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 22.00 28.85 42.00 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia(3) 20.19 31.25 42.50 2018
Toronto – Ontario 14.25 29.00 43.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 20.00 30.00 43.00 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1) 20.00 30.00 43.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 20.00 30.00 43.00 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 20.19 31.25 42.50 2018
Montreal – Quebec 19.85 30.00 42.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 25.00 34.72 42.00 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Operating mobile and tower cranes and pile driving cranes
›› Operating gantry cranes for loading and unloading ship cargo
›› Performing inspections and routine maintenance on cranes
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for maintenance and equipment operation trades, which includes crane operators, is $32.66. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,280, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $67,000.

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