Welder Salary Canada

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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 $34.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $20.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $45,000 – $75,000.

Employment prospects are very good for this profession. The government forecasts that there will be too few job seekers to fill job vacancies in this profession for the near future. Immigrants will be a significant source of supply for this occupation.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Welders and Related Machine Operators in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 24.00 34.00 43.11 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 25.00 33.88 56.74 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 20.00 27.00 37.00 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 16.00 24.00 28.00 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 15.00 22.00 36.05 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 18.00 28.00 38.00 2018
Toronto – Ontario 16.00 23.50 35.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 14.00 23.00 29.60 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 15.50 21.50 306.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 17.50 24.00 32.00 2018
Prince Edward Island 13.00 20.50 28.70 2018
Montreal – Quebec 16.50 20.00 25.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 19.42 29.00 44.00 2018

Methodology

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Operating flame cutting equipment, brazing and soldering equipment
›› Using metal shaping machines to shape and bend metal
›› Replacing worn out metal parts by welding on new metal
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes welders and related machine operators, 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.

Number in employment

There are over 87,000 welders and related machine operators working in Canada.

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