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Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

NOC Title: Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors
NOC code: 7231

Overall Results

Average Hours Worked (per week) 40.4
Overall Average Wage (per hour) $29.99
Overall Average Salary (annual)*, Alberta $63,128.00

* Rounded to the nearest dollar

Hourly Wage

(For full-time and part-time employees)

Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median Data Reliability
Starting $15.00 $35.70 $24.30 $24.00
Overall $19.50 $39.79 $29.99 $31.33 A
Top $24.00 $47.50 $35.27 $35.41

* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.

Skills Shortage

Employers were asked if they recruited to this occupation over the past two years and had experienced hiring difficulties or currently have vacancies of over four months for the occupation. It is important to note that the information below is a snapshot in time and represents the opinions of the organizations that responded to the survey.

% of Employers that Recruited in the Last Two Years 50%
% of Recruiting Employers that Experienced Hiring Difficulties 38%
% of Employers with Unfilled Vacancies of over Four Months 4%
2015 Vacancy Rate N/A

The estimated Vacancy Rate is calculated using the following formula: Number of positions vacant for over four months (at the time of the survey) divided by the sum of the number of vacant positions + the number of employees at employers that responded to the vacancy question. For example, if 10 vacancies were reported on a total of 90 employees in an occupation, the vacancy rate would be 10%.

Industry Information

The following is a list of industries within the specific occupation.

IndustryAverage Salary
Health Care & Social Assistance$88,421.00
Wholesale Trade$76,596.00


In some instances, anomalies have occurred as a result of the occurrence of outliers or employers not responding to all the survey questions. In most cases, the inconsistency is fairly small and within the margin of error for the survey. For some occupations, outliers have been suppressed and the averages have been recalculated. For some wage levels for other occupations the information has been entirely suppressed. N/A is listed in instances where no information is available.

These wage estimates include employees in companies which were believed to have 8 or more employees, from the public and private sector and include full and part-time employees. Average wages were weighted by the number of employees and post-stratification employer weighting.


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The 2015 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey is an employer survey reporting wages across a wide number of occupations. This survey is conducted every two to three years to gather information from employers on wages and salaries for full-time and part-time employees in Alberta..

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