Average Welder Hourly Pay in Canada

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The average hourly pay for a Welder in Canada is C$23.16.
MEDIAN C$23.16
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Hourly Rate
C$16 - C$37
C$137 - C$5,017
Profit Sharing
C$108 - C$4,500
Total Pay
C$34,313 - C$84,025

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Job Description for Welder

Welder Tasks
  • Cut or join together metal pieces using manual or semi-automatic welding machines.
  • Safely set up and operate welding machines and other shop equipment.
  • Follow blueprints to arrange metal pieces and temporarily fix them into position before welding.

Popular Employer Salaries for Welder

The top respondents for the job title Welder are from the companies Tigercat Industries Inc., Seaspan and Meridian. Reported salaries are highest at Seaspan where the average pay is C$38.80. Meridian pays the lowest at around C$19.99.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Welder. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Welding Supervisor
Metal Fabricator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Welder Job Listings

Popular Skills for Welder

Skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Fluxed Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Welding and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Welder

An entry-level Welder with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$18.17 based on 301 salaries. An early career Welder with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$20.19 based on 974 salaries. A mid-career Welder with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$25.15 based on 681 salaries. An experienced Welder with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$27.63 based on 529 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$28.
Employees with Welder in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 38.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (32.6% more) and Regina, Saskatchewan (10.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Winnipeg, Manitoba (14.2% less) and Toronto, Ontario (6.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,707 survey responses.
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