The average hourly pay for a Welder in Canada is C$23.16.
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C$16 - C$37
C$137 - C$5,017
C$108 - C$4,500
C$34,313 - C$84,025
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Job Description for Welder
A welder fuses materials, such as steel and aluminum, together to create mechanisms or to fix things that are broken. Some jobs require past experience, while others offer on the job training for entry-level welders. Manual dexterity and the ability to use hand and power tools is needed. Attention to detail is also important to make sure that the job is done right. Mathematical skills are important to carry out calculations and measurements, so that the alignment and dimensions of items being we…Read more
- 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.
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.
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Popular Skills for Welder
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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