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Average Truck Driver’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Truck Drivers. The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7511.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: truck driver, gasoline truck operator, heavy truck driver, long haul driver, oil transport driver and ready-mix truck driver.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $30.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto, New Brunswick at $17.00 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $60,000.
The government forecasts that there will be too few job seekers to fill job vacancies in this profession for the near future. Retirements will be the main source of job vacancies in this occupation (60%) followed by employment growth (25%). Employment prospects are expected to be good in Ontario and British Columbia.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Truck Drivers in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||15.00||25.64||35.00||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||21.00||30.00||40.40||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||16.00||24.00||37.00||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||13.65||20.00||30.00||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||12.50||17.00||36.39||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||13.46||20.00||26.00||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.42||20.20||32.25||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||15.25||22.00||29.10||2018|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||14.00||20.00||32.05||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||14.85||20.00||30.00||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||12.50||18.00||25.64||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||12.75||18.56||25.00||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||13.75||22.50||37.00||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for transport and heavy equipment operation and related maintenance occupations, which includes truck drivers, 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 315,000 transport truck drivers working in Canada.