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 (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $31.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg, Manitoba at $18.81 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 (Median) Wages for Welders and Related Machine Operators in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta 20.00 30.00 41.00 2013
Edmonton – Alberta 22.00 31.00 43.27 2013
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 15.00 26.50 37.50 2013
Winnipeg – Manitoba 13.50 18.81 26.00 2013
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 14.00 20.00 38.72 2013
Halifax – Nova Scotia 17.00 23.00 36.48 2013
Toronto – Ontario 15.00 21.23 32.00 2013
Ottawa – Ontario 15.00 21.23 32.00 2013
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 13.50 20.00 32.00 2013
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 13.33 22.00 29.79 2013
Prince Edward Island 13.00 19.00 28.00 2013
Montreal – Quebec 10.35 20.00 33.80 2013
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 17.00 25.65 42.96 2013


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 2014 full-time average hourly wage rate for other trades occupations, which includes welders and related machine operators, is $26.69. The 2014 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1013, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment unit of $53,000.

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