The average rate for a Lead Hand is C$19.75 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Safety Compliance and Scheduling.

C$30,776 - C$63,674
C$31K
C$44K
C$64K
MEDIAN: C$44,190
10%
50%
90%
C$14.52 - C$30.24
C$15
C$20
C$30
MEDIAN: C$20.04
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$68K
Salary C$30,776 - C$63,674
Bonus C$0.00 - C$2,459
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$6,787
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$31,577 - C$68,533
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 62
Hourly Data C$0C$47
Hourly Rate C$14.52 - C$30.24
Hourly Tips C$1.75
Overtime C$19.44 - C$47.44
Annual Data C$0C$68K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$2,459
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$6,787
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$31,577 - C$68,533
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 451

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 necessary.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Lead Hand


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Pay by Experience Level for Lead Hand

Pay by Experience for a Lead Hand has a positive trend. An entry-level Lead Hand with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$39,000 based on 125 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lead Hand with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$45,000 based on 92 salaries. An experienced Lead Hand which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$49,000 based on 81 salaries. A Lead Hand with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$52,000 based on 33 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$44,179

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Lead Hand Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Lead Hand?

Lead Hand in Hamilton:
"Great work, poor pay."
Pros: The daily variety of the job. Time goes quick as I interact with multiple people and am in charge of getting the final product out the door on time. Most people are also good there. Friendly management.
Cons: Low pay, no benefits or pension available. Constant revolving door with employees. No HR in place.

Lead Hand in Morden:
"Constant problem solving and multi tasking."
Pros: Solving problems.
Cons: No perks, low wage, highly physical, low moral.

Lead Hand in Lethbridge:
"Stressfull."
Pros: Dealing with seniors.
Cons: Repairing toilets.

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Key Stats for Lead Hand

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Lead Hand Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
C$44,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Lead Hand Salaries

Safety Compliance
▲25%

Scheduling
▲9%

Training
▲4%


National Average
C$44,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼1%

People Management
▼13%

Shipping
▼18%

Machine Operation
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 21%