C$53,718
Avg. Salary
C$24.06
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

C$1,350

Profit Sharing

C$1,347

Commission

C$1,700

The average pay for a Machinist is C$24.06 per hour.

The average pay for a Machinist is C$53,718 per year.

$16
10%
$24
50%
$34
90%
MEDIAN $24
$33k
10%
$54k
50%
$79k
90%
MEDIAN $53,718
C$32,966 - C$78,939
C$33K
C$54K
C$79K
MEDIAN: C$53,718
10%
50%
90%
C$15.53 - C$34.01
C$16
C$24
C$34
MEDIAN: C$24.06
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$78K
Salary C$32,966 - C$78,939
Bonus C$225 - C$5,000
Profit Sharing C$7.89 - C$4,055
Commission C$1,700
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$32,756 - C$74,710
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 75
Hourly Data C$0C$52
Hourly Rate C$15.53 - C$34.01
Hourly Tips C$0.00
Overtime C$21.55 - C$52.13
Annual Data C$0C$74K
Bonus C$225 - C$5,000
Commission C$1,700
Profit Sharing C$7.89 - C$4,055
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).
)
C$32,756 - C$74,710
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 879

Job Description for Machinist

Machinists make parts and sometimes their own tools in order to build or create larger things. Machinists are often in a factory or manufacturing setting, but not always. Manufacturing experience is important. The Machinist must be capable of working with a variety of tools in sometimes inhospitable conditions. Tools of the trade may include hand tools, cutting tools, measuring tools and machine tools. Machinists must be capable of making their own tools and parts. They also need to be experienced in working with different types of materials including plastics and metals. Welding experience is usually helpful. Machinists need to be able to read and interpret blueprints and drawings. They must communicate effectively orally and in writing. They must also be able to use math to perform calculations and be able to use measuring tools. Positions often require machinists to be able stand for long hours in sometimes cramped conditions. Most of the time, machinists will work on machines in factories. They are responsible for inspecting machinery for any needed repairs, documenting them and making any necessary minor repairs. Machinists must maintain standards of safety in the work environment including wearing any necessary safety gear including harnesses, hard hats and eye protection. Quality assurance is also important in maintaining standards of the company. Machinists must work with other people in their area to maintain safety and productivity. High school graduation and some related job experience are often required. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Machinist Tasks

  • Calculate dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments.
  • Select, align, and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials on machines.
  • Operate various types of machine tools to perform progressive machining.
  • Measure, examine, and test completed units to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance machining and adjust machine controls as necessary.

Common Career Paths for Machinist


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Popular Skills for Machinist

Pay by Experience Level for Machinist

Pay by Experience for a Machinist has a positive trend. An entry-level Machinist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$39,000 based on 192 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Machinist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$51,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Machinist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$57,000 based on 185 salaries. A Machinist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$65,000 based on 127 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

32%

29%

4%

-3%

-11%

-15%

-28%

National Average: C$51,508

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

Machinist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Machinist?

Machinist in Steinbach:
Very rewarding career, is challenging at times but well worth training.

Machinist in Kitchener:
"Manufacturing is a tough business."
Either lead, follow or get out of the way.

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Key Stats for Machinist

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Machinist Salaries

▲26%

▲11%

▼0%

National Average
C$52,000

▼24%

Skills That Affect Machinist Salaries


Machine Operation
▲7%

CAD/CAM
▲6%


▲3%

Manual
▲3%

National Average
C$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 18%