Printer Salary Canada

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Average Printing Press Operator’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Printing Press Operators.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7381.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: printing press operator, first pressman, job printer, proof press operator and rotogravure press operator.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary – Alberta at $29.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg – Manitoba at $18.75 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $60,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be larger than job vacancies in this profession for the near future. Advances in information technology are expected to reduce demand and newspaper and magazine circulation is expected to continue to decrease.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Printing Press Operators in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 16.08 29.00 31.11 2019
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 16.08 24.49 34.14 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 16.00 24.00 33.00 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 12.50 18.75 30.65 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 15.49 19.49 33.50 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia(3) 15.00 21.75 30.65 2018
Toronto – Ontario 16.00 22.00 30.77 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 16.50 24.00 30.77 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 16.50 24.00 30.77 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 16.50 24.00 30.77 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 15.00 21.75 30.65 2018
Montreal – Quebec 13.00 19.64 27.98 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(3) 15.00 21.75 30.65 2018

Methodology

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Mounting plates or cylinders and making necessary adjustments
›› Setting up press and checking samples for ink coverage, alignment and registration
›› Monitoring press run for quality consistency
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for maintenance and equipment operation trades, which includes printing press operators, is $32.66. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,280, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $67,000.

Number in employment

There are over 23,000 printing press operators and other related trades & occupations working in Canada.

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