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Average Welder’s and Related Machine Operator’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Welders and Related Machine Operators.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7265.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: welder, brazer, electric arc welder, solderer, gas welder and machine welder.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $28.97 per hour and the lowest average wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $18.12 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $55,000.
The government forecasts that there will continue to be a surplus of workers in this occupation for the near future. The construction industry is expected to slow down, affecting employment in this profession.
Average Hourly Wages for Welders and Related Machine Operators in Canada
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|Calgary / Banff / Jasper / Rocky Mountain House – Alberta||16.95||27.97||37.63||2011|
|Edmonton – Alberta||18.54||28.97||40.33||2011|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||16.00||25.54||33.84||2011|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||10.82||19.02||41.10||2011|
|Fredericton – New Brunswick||10.00||19.05||40.83||2010|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||13.00||23.65||30.20||2010|
|Toronto – Ontario||13.00||19.16||27.00||2010|
|Ottawa – Ontario||12.85||19.45||33.50||2010|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||13.00||21.74||36.28||2010|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie / Guelph – Ontario||14.25||20.32||29.62||2010|
|Prince Edward Island||10.80||18.12||40.00||2011|
|Montreal – Quebec||16.25||23.75||38.00||2008|
|Saskatoon and Rural West – Saskatchewan||16.00||23.17||38.03||2011|
The 2013 full-time average hourly wage rate for other trades in occupations in trades, transport and equipment operators, which includes welders and related machine operators, is $26.40. The 2013 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $960, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment unit of $50,000.