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Average Material Handler’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Material Handlers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7452.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: coal handler, furniture mover, stockpiler, warehouseman and truck loader.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $17.03 per hour and the lowest average wages are earned in Fredericton, New Brunswick at $11.61 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $22,000 – $32,000.
Government labour market data indicates that there will continue to be a surplus of workers in this profession for the near future.
Average Hourly Wages for Material Handlers in Canada
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|Calgary / Banff / Jasper / Rocky Mountain House – Alberta||12.02||16.74||24.94||2011|
|Edmonton – Alberta||11.39||17.03||23.94||2011|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||10.00||16.05||23.80||2011|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||10.00||16.20||22.30||2009|
|Fredericton – New Brunswick||9.00||11.61||21.53||2010|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||9.65||13.75||25.05||2010|
|Toronto – Ontario||10.27||14.71||20.81||2010|
|Ottawa – Ontario||10.75||14.59||20.30||2010|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||10.25||15.36||26.30||2010|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie / Guelph – Ontario||11.25||15.75||21.30||2010|
|Prince Edward Island||9.30||12.60||17.35||2011|
|Montreal – Quebec||9.00||-||22.00||2008|
|Saskatoon and Rural West – Saskatchewan||10.12||15.62||30.77||2011|
In 2010, there were over 175,000 people employed as material handlers and longshore workers in Canada.
The 2013 full-time average hourly wage rate for trades helpers, construction, and transportation labourers and related occupations, which includes material handlers, is $19.40. The 2013 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $720, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment unit of $37,000.