The average hourly pay for a Lead Hand in Canada is C$20.54.
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C$15 - C$30
C$300 - C$2,883
C$35 - C$2,500
C$32,043 - C$67,096
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Job Description for Lead Hand
A lead hand is responsible for overseeing a group of workers assigned to them, ensuring all tasks are completed in a safe and timely manner. They are in charge of coordinating work across multiple areas and ensuring that safety protocols are followed at all times. The lead hand assists workers with issues and concerns and may be required to mentor apprentices within their trade. This professional also makes sure that all project goals and time frames are met, as well as prioritizes tasks as nece…Read more
Lead Hand Tasks
- Liaise between managers and specialized workers to reach goals and raise concerns.
- Keep track of materials and inventory needs.
- Schedule and organize teams to meet specified quality and time goals.
- Identify and communicate safety or time concerns due to process, materials, or site.
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Popular Skills for Lead Hand
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Skills in Problem Solving, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Leadership and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Team Leadership.
Pay by Experience Level for Lead Hand
An entry-level Lead Hand with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$16.13 based on 59 salaries. An early career Lead Hand with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$18.89 based on 231 salaries. A mid-career Lead Hand with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$20.79 based on 182 salaries. An experienced Lead Hand with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$23.34 based on 170 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$25.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Lead Hand in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 19.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (19.6% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (4.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (9.0% less) and Toronto, Ontario (4.8% less).
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