Welder Salary Canada

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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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
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


Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Operating flame cutting equipment, brazing and soldering equipment
›› Using metal shaping machines to shape and bend metal
›› Replacing worn out metal parts by welding on new metal
Comparison with employment unit

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.

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