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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
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|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||22.45||35.00||44.00||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||22.45||35.00||44.00||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||25.00||30.00||42.75||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||20.00||28.00||46.81||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||17.00||27.35||40.00||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia(1)||17.00||27.35||40.00||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||18.50||30.45||40.00||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario(1)||17.95||28.00||40.00||2016|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1)||17.95||28.00||40.00||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1)||17.95||28.00||40.00||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||–||–||–||–|
|Montreal – Quebec(1)||19.25||26.00||38.00||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||28.00||40.26||48.00||2016|
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.