Average General Contractor Hourly Pay in Canada

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The average hourly pay for a General Contractor in Canada is C$30.25.
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Hourly Rate
C$18 - C$54
C$275 - C$20,608
Profit Sharing
C$100 - C$30,000
Total Pay
C$37,634 - C$116,054

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Job Description for General Contractor

General Contractor Tasks
  • Generate cost estimates for labor, materials, equipment, and permits necessary to complete a project.
  • Plan and manage a construction project, coordinating labor, materials, and equipment, hire and supervise subcontractors.
  • Make sure all government regulations are followed, proper permits are obtained, and required inspections carried out.
  • Monitor project progress to ensure it stays on time and within budget.
  • Negotiate contract terms with clients and work with clients and architects to create project plans.

Job Satisfaction for General Contractor

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Popular Skills for General Contractor

Skills in Project Management, Contractor Management, Construction Estimating and Cabinetry Installation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Flooring Installation.

Pay by Experience Level for General Contractor

An early career General Contractor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$20.70 based on 67 salaries. A mid-career General Contractor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$29.56 based on 56 salaries. An experienced General Contractor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$30.64 based on 84 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$44.
Employees with General Contractor in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 15.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, Ontario (15.7% more) and Toronto, Ontario (1.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (47.1% less), Mississauga, Ontario (20.7% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (17.4% less).

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