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Average Electrician’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System).
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7241.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: electrician, construction electrician, wiring electrician, building electrician and apprentice electrician.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $39.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $21.67 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $42,000 – $72,000.
Using government labour market indicators, it is expected that there will be a surplus of job seekers to fill the job openings in this occupation for the near future. Employment prospects are expected to be fair in British Columbia and Ontario.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Electricians in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||35.54||39.00||43.17||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||28.85||35.00||43.88||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||14.75||22.50||38.46||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||14.60||26.00||38.05||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||15.00||25.00||40.00||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||15.00||22.50||33.00||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||15.00||32.00||45.00||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario(1)||15.00||28.85||44.00||2016|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||12.00||28.00||47.00||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||16.00||27.00||41.00||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||12.00||21.67||28.00||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec||17.00||32.50||37.16||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar- Saskatchewan||16.00||28.50||41.00||2016|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes electricians (except industrial and power system), 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.
There are over 90,000 electricians (except industrial and power system) working in Canada.