Tool and Die Maker Salary Canada

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Average Tool and Die Maker’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Tool and Die Makers. The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this employment is 7232.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: tool and die maker, metal mould maker, jig maker and die finisher.

According to the latest figures, the Canadian national average wage is $25.64 per hour and the highest average (median) wages are earned in British Columbia at $28.13 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 there will be a balance of workers in this occupation for the near future. Most job vacancies in this occupation will be mainly due to retirements. Around 20% of vacancies will be due to growth.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Tool and Die Makers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta(3) 15.00 25.64 36.06 2018
Edmonton – Alberta(3) 15.00 25.64 36.06 2018
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia(1) 28.13 40.54 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba(3) 15.00 25.64 36.06 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(3) 15.00 25.64 36.06 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia(3) 15.00 25.64 36.06 2018
Toronto – Ontario 20.00 27.00 28.46 2018
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 16.00 27.00 37.50 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 15.00 22.50 33.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 16.00 27.00 37.50 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 15.00 25.64 36.06 2018
Montreal – Quebec(1) 26.16 42.63 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(3) 15.00 25.64 36.06 2018

Methodology

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Operating machine tools to cut, bore and shape metal parts as required
›› Assembling and disassembling parts using hand tools
›› Using computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools to cut, bore and shape metal parts
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes tool and die makers, is $31.74. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,240, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $64,000.

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