Average Starting Salaries: Skilled Trades 2016

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Have you considered a career in Skilled Trades? You might be surprised by all the different options!

This is one of the most diverse industries out there and it covers a large spectrum of interests. Whether you enjoy fixing equipment, inventing new products, or working with solar and wind energy, you can hatch a career you’re passionate about in Skilled Trades.

This vibrant, in-demand industry also boasts a wide range of great starting salaries, and they increase considerably with experience – take a look!

Electrician
Vancouver, BC 45,134
Calgary, AB 53,703
Saskatoon, SK 45,523
Winnipeg, MB 43,524
Toronto, ON 45,587
Montreal, QC 43,677
Halifax, NS 43,847
St. John’s, NL 49,009
NATIONAL AVERAGE 49,845
Mechanic
Vancouver, BC 37,359
Calgary, AB 41,977
Saskatoon, SK 35,767
Winnipeg, MB 34,024
Toronto, ON 36,774
Montreal, QC 33,387
Halifax, NS 34,175
St. John’s, NL 36,557
NATIONAL AVERAGE 36,588
Millwright
Vancouver, BC 55,714
Calgary, AB 63,533
Saskatoon, SK 58,066
Winnipeg, MB 53,578
Toronto, ON 52,384
Montreal, QC 54,617
Halifax, NS 51,074
St. John’s, NL 62,852
NATIONAL AVERAGE 57,975
Arborist
Vancouver, BC 41,924
Calgary, AB 45,888
Saskatoon, SK 41,134
Winnipeg, MB 38,825
Toronto, ON 42,916
Montreal, QC 41,126
Halifax, NS 39,154
St. John’s, NL 41,391
NATIONAL AVERAGE 44,659
Air Traffic Controller
Vancouver, BC 70,501
Calgary, AB 78,639
Saskatoon, SK 67,628
Winnipeg, MB 62,887
Toronto, ON 72,639
Montreal, QC 67,748
Halifax, NS 62,747
St. John’s, NL 69,117
NATIONAL AVERAGE 77,419
Energy Analyst
Vancouver, BC 71,332
Calgary, AB 77,025
Saskatoon, SK 69,921
Winnipeg, MB 65,251
Toronto, ON 72,455
Montreal, QC 68,384
Halifax, NS 64,187
St. John’s, NL 72,276
NATIONAL AVERAGE 75,842

Want to learn more about careers in the Skilled Trades? Take a look at our Skilled Trades Career Guide here.

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