Shippers and Receivers Salary Canada

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Average Shipper’s and Receiver’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Shippers and Receivers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 1521.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: shipper, receiver, import freight clerk, shipping agent, warehouse shipping clerk and supercargo.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $20.16 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $14.25 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $30,000 – $40,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. Employment growth will remain weak because of the growing use of new technologies. Jobs in this occupation may pay at the minimum wage rates.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Shippers and Receivers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 15.50 20.16 27.30 2017
Edmonton – Alberta 15.00 19.80 29.18 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 11.50 16.50 28.00 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 12.00 16.43 23.08 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 11.00 17.80 22.73 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 11.25 14.42 20.97 2016
Toronto – Ontario 12.00 16.50 23.00 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 12.00 19.00 25.00 2016
Ottawa – Ontario 12.00 15.90 28.00 2016
London – Ontario 11.60 17.00 24.00 2016
Prince Edward Island 11.28 14.25 20.00 2016
Montreal – Quebec 11.25 14.50 25.66 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 13.50 18.00 25.00 2016

Methodology

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Determining method of shipment and arranging shipping
›› Assembling containers and crates and keeping records
›› Overseeing loading and unloading of goods
›› Inspecting and verifying incoming goods
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for distribution, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations, which includes shippers and receivers, is $21.98. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $795, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $41,000.

Number in employment

There are over 110,000 shippers and receivers working in Canada.

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