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Average Welder’s and Related Machine Operator’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Welders and Related Machine Operators.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7237.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: welder, brazer, electric arc welder, solderer, gas welder and machine welder.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $37.34 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $18.00 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $70,000.
The government forecasts that there will continue to be a surplus of workers in this occupation for the near future. The construction industry is expected to slow down, affecting employment in this profession.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Welders and Related Machine Operators in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||21.11||37.34||42.82||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||23.09||32.00||90.00||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||16.00||28.00||37.00||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||15.00||21.00||28.00||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||12.50||21.00||38.50||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia(1)||15.00||21.00||35.00||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||13.00||22.00||32.00||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||15.00||22.00||34.00||2016|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||14.00||22.50||36.00||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||16.26||21.44||30.00||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||14.42||20.00||28.00||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec||12.75||18.00||27.00||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||18.00||26.79||41.00||2016|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes welders and related machine operators, 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 welders and related machine operators working in Canada.