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Average Bus Drivers’ and Subway/Transit Operators’ Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Average Canadian Bus Drivers and Subway/Transit Operators.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7512.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: bus driver, transit operator, streetcar operator and light rail transit operator.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $29.63 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Ottawa, Ontario at $16.00 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $32,000 – $56,000.
Government data indicates that the labour market for this occupation will remain balanced for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Bus Drivers and Subway/Transit Operators in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||15.00||29.63||39.16||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||15.00||29.63||39.16||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||17.00||26.00||31.20||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||14.67||20.00||26.304||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||15.42||19.28||20.93||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||13.00||25.00||26.00||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||11.60||23.75||33.00||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||12.00||16.00||29.00||2016|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||11.60||19.00||33.00||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||11.60||19.00||29.00||2014|
|Prince Edward Island||13.50||19.38||31.83||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec||13.00||18.65||28.50||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||14.42||18.00||25.00||2016|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for transport and heavy equipment operation and related maintenance occupations, which includes bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators, is $23.75. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $973, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $50,500.
There are over 81,000 bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators working in Canada.