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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Canada 2020

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Canada?

Average Yearly Salary
81,600 CAD
( 6,800 CAD monthly)


A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Canada typically earns around 81,600 CAD per year. Salaries range from 30,200 CAD (lowest average) to 205,000 CAD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Factory and Manufacturing careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assembly Foreman31,700 CAD
Assembly Line Worker32,300 CAD
Assembly Supervisor49,900 CAD
Assistance Maintenance Manager126,000 CAD
Assistant Shipping Manager112,000 CAD
Chemical Equipment Controller80,200 CAD
Chemical Technican Apprentice65,700 CAD
CNC Machinist78,500 CAD
CNC Operator70,300 CAD
CNC Programmer83,300 CAD
Colour Technologist42,700 CAD
Contracts Manager140,000 CAD
Data Collection Coordinator54,900 CAD
Demand Planner49,800 CAD
Derrick Operator32,600 CAD
Director of Manufacturing196,000 CAD
Dock Worker30,100 CAD
Drying Technician33,600 CAD
Equipment Operator29,600 CAD
Export Sales Coordinator102,000 CAD
Factory Superintendent51,300 CAD
Factory Worker36,300 CAD
Failure Analysis Technician54,600 CAD
Fiberglass Laminator33,700 CAD
Food Technologist59,000 CAD
Forklift Driver33,500 CAD
Forming Machine Operator37,600 CAD
Furnace Operator34,100 CAD
Gas Appliance Repairer35,500 CAD
General Warehouse Associate58,900 CAD
Heavy Equipment Operator45,300 CAD
HSE Manager148,000 CAD
Industrial Engineer113,000 CAD
Industrial Machinery Mechanic69,600 CAD
Industrial Production Manager186,000 CAD
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer106,000 CAD
Intake Operator43,700 CAD
Key Account Manager168,000 CAD
Lift Truck Operator32,700 CAD
Loading Supervisor58,900 CAD
Logistic Coordinator88,300 CAD
Logistics Clerk43,100 CAD
Machine Operator34,400 CAD
Machinist34,200 CAD
Maintenance Manager127,000 CAD
Maintenance Store Clerk34,600 CAD
Manufacturing Engineer103,000 CAD
Manufacturing Engineering Manager169,000 CAD
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist119,000 CAD
Manufacturing Manager186,000 CAD
Manufacturing Operative59,300 CAD
Manufacturing Production Technician43,900 CAD
Manufacturing Supervisor89,100 CAD
Manufacturing Technician38,900 CAD
Materials Supervisor99,400 CAD
Mechanical Fitter Engineer115,000 CAD
Mechanical Foreman32,800 CAD
Merchandise Planner55,500 CAD
Metrology Engineer106,000 CAD
Operations Engineer104,000 CAD
Operations Manager163,000 CAD
Order Management Coordinator82,600 CAD
Order Processing Manager142,000 CAD
Order Selector42,500 CAD
Package Handler32,500 CAD
Packaging Manager110,000 CAD
Packer35,600 CAD
Packing Deputy Supervisor90,500 CAD
Planning Manager147,000 CAD
Plant Manager185,000 CAD
Precision Instrument Repairer50,700 CAD
Process Technician41,400 CAD
Product Manager175,000 CAD
Production Analyst151,000 CAD
Production Director199,000 CAD
Production Engineer108,000 CAD
Production Engineering Supervisor165,000 CAD
Production Inspector115,000 CAD
Production Laborer31,200 CAD
Production Manager189,000 CAD
Production Scheduler83,100 CAD
Production Supervisor108,000 CAD
Quality Control Analyst140,000 CAD
Quality Control Inspector110,000 CAD
Quality Control Manager162,000 CAD
Service Technician44,300 CAD
SHEQ Officer51,300 CAD
Shipping Manager158,000 CAD
Small Engine Mechanic61,300 CAD
Spray Painter35,700 CAD
Sterile Processing Technician40,800 CAD
Structural Welder30,800 CAD
Supply Chain Operative93,700 CAD
Technical Operator44,500 CAD
Technology Development Manager190,000 CAD
Testing Technician78,000 CAD
Toolmaker51,400 CAD
Warehouse Operative35,500 CAD
Warehouse Worker36,900 CAD
Warranty Handler63,900 CAD
Welder34,000 CAD
Workshop Manager128,000 CAD

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in Canada

Median and salary distribution yearly Canada Factory and Manufacturing
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Canada range from 30,200 CAD per year (minimum average salary) to 205,000 CAD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 78,400 CAD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 78,400 CAD while the other half are earning more than 78,400 CAD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 48,900 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 48,900 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 136,000 CAD while 25% are earning more than 136,000 CAD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Canada costs anywhere from 49,800 Canadian Dollar(s) to 149,000 Canadian Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly Canada Factory and Manufacturing
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Canada who work in Factory and Manufacturing earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

83,600 CAD
79,800 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Canada for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender yearly Canada
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Factory and Manufacturing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Canada

How much are annual salary increments in Canada for Factory and Manufacturing professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Factory and Manufacturing

Factory and Manufacturing professionals in Canada are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Canada Factory and Manufacturing
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Canada / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Canada is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Canada for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Factory and Manufacturing Bonus and Incentive Rates in Canada

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Canada Factory and Manufacturing
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Factory and Manufacturing is considered to be a low bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

72% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in Canada

39 CAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Canada is 39 CAD. This means that the average person in Canada earns approximately 39 CAD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing yearly Canada
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The average salary for Factory and Manufacturing is 32% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Brampton83,600 CAD
Calgary86,100 CAD
Edmonton85,400 CAD
Gatineau78,600 CAD
Halifax79,800 CAD
Hamilton84,400 CAD
Kitchener82,300 CAD
Markham81,300 CAD
Mississauga86,800 CAD
Montreal91,900 CAD
Ottawa87,500 CAD
Quebec86,000 CAD
Regina77,500 CAD
Richmond73,400 CAD
Saskatoon78,300 CAD
Surrey80,600 CAD
Toronto91,600 CAD
Vancouver87,800 CAD
Vaughan79,700 CAD
Windsor78,900 CAD
Winnipeg84,900 CAD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alberta87,800 CAD
British Columbia89,300 CAD
Manitoba84,400 CAD
New Brunswick75,200 CAD
Newfoundland-Labrador73,700 CAD
Northwest Territories81,700 CAD
Nova Scotia77,000 CAD
Nunavut85,100 CAD
Ontario91,600 CAD
Prince Edward Island70,800 CAD
Quebec90,200 CAD
Saskatchewan79,000 CAD
Yukon72,600 CAD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Canada earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
117,000 CAD
Public Sector+4%
122,000 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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