Boilermaker Salary Canada

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Average Boilermaker’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Boilermakers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this employment is 7234.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: boilermaker, boiler installer and boiler shop mechanic.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $44.06 per hour and the lowest average (median)wages are earned in Nova Scotia at $37.95 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $70,000 – $85,000.

Government labour market data indicates that there will be a balance of workers in this occupation for the near future. Activities in the construction industry are expected to experience moderate growth and positions will become available due to retirements.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Boilermakers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta 26.1644.0647.442016
Edmonton – Alberta 29.1544.0649.642016
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest- British Columbia 26.8841.0845.002016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 26.04 40.00 45.32 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 28.5338.0046.002016
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 26.9937.9545.002016
Toronto – Ontario 26.00 39.43 46.032016
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 25.1940.00 46.202016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 24.7540.55 45.002016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 26.1139.56 46.202016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 26.5938.51 44.002016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)30.9342.8245.00 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Fitting and welding metal parts together to fabricate boilers, heat exchangers and other heavy-metal products
›› Erecting and installing boilers and other heavy-metal products
›› Repairing and performing maintenance work on boilers and other heavy-metal products
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes boilermakers, is $29.74. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,176, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $61,000.

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