Crane Operator Salary Canada

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Average Crane Operator’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Crane Operators.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7371.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: crane operator, tower crane operator and construction crane operator.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar, Saskatchewan at $40.26 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Quebec at $26.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $80,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Employment prospects are expected to be fair in most parts of Canada.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Crane Operators in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 22.4535.0044.002017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 22.4535.0044.002017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 25.0030.00 42.752016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 20.00 28.00 46.81 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 17.0027.3540.002016
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 17.0027.3540.002016
Toronto – Ontario 18.50 30.45 40.002016
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 17.9528.00 40.002016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1) 17.9528.00 40.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1) 17.9528.00 40.002016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec(1) 19.2526.0038.002016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan28.0040.2648.00 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Operating mobile and tower cranes and pile driving cranes
›› Operating gantry cranes for loading and unloading ship cargo
›› Performing inspections and routine maintenance on cranes
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for maintenance and equipment operation trades, which includes crane operators, is $29.53. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,144, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $59,500.

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