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Average Material Handler’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Material Handlers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7452.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: coal handler, furniture mover, stockpiler, warehouseman and truck loader.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $21.58 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $14.28 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $27,000 – $45,000.
Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Material Handlers in Canada
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$ per hr
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|Calgary – Alberta*||13.64||21.58||28.28||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||15.84||21.00||28.55||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||11.35||17.00||30.00||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||11.90||17.88||26.00||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||11.00||14.75||21.00||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||10.85||14.28||24.52||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||11.60||15.00||23.04||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||11.60||16.00||25.50||2016|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||11.60||18.50||33.95||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||13.50||18.25||25.42||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||11.25||15.00||21.63||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec||11.25||15.00||22.43||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||11.85||17.00||28.00||2016|
There are over 185,000 people employed as material handlers and longshore workers in Canada.
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for other installers, repairers and servicers and material handlers, which includes material handlers, is $21.25. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $780, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $40,500.