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Average wage and salary rates for selected occupations in certain cities across Canada, October 1, 1965

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Average wage and salary rates for selected occupations in certain cities across Canada, October 1, 1965
  Halifax, N.S. Saint John, N.B. Sherbrooke, Que. Montreal, Que. Toronto, Ont. Hamilton, Ont.
  $ per hour
Construction (building and structures only)            
Bricklayer and mason 2.68 2.55 2.55 3.12 3.65 3.55
Carpenter and joiner 2.42 2.20 2.35 2.91 3.38 3.58
Electrician 2.65 2.20 2.30 3.20 4.10 3.85
Painter and glazier 2.15 2.08 2.25 2.81 3.00 2.90
Plasterer 2.69 2.35 2.55 3.12 3.45 3.45
Plumber and steamfitter 2.72 2.30 2.60 3.25 4.00 3.80
Sheet metal worker 2.46 1.95 2.60 2.91 3.79 3.60
Labourer 1.81 1.25 1.95 2.26 2.40 2.20
Truck driver 1.85 1.30 1.95 2.26 2.40 2.20
Manufacturing and other industries1            
General labourer, male 1.68 1.57 1.53 1.73 1.94 2.06
Maintenance trades            
  Carpenter 2.23 2.07 2.00 2.37 2.47 2.68
  Electrician 2.42 2.30 2.11 2.55 2.78 2.91
  Machinist 2.44 2.22 2.05 2.54 2.69 2.94
  Mechanic 2.11 2.11 2.10 0.44 2.58 2.81
  Millwright 2.55 2.41 1.91 0.46 2.67 2.71
  Pipefitter 2.53 2.36 1.96 0.58 2.63 2.81
  Tool and die maker 2.55 2.24 - 0.62 2.89 2.84
  Welder 2.35 2.12 2.02 2.38 2.49 2.79
Service Occupations            
  Truck driver, light and heavy 1.73 1.61 1.69 1.95 2.11 2.14
  Tracker, power 1.70 2.98 1.58 2.10 2.30 2.41
    $ per week
Office occupations, male            
Bookkeeper, senior 99 102 103 111 113 117
Clerk, intermediate 72 76 80 80 82 90
Clerk, senior 101 101 101 106 108 114
Order clerk 77 77 82 88 92 100
Draughtsman, intermediate 92 100 95 107 104 101
Draughtsman, senior 111 125 130 135 130 124
Office occupations, female            
Clerk, intermediate 53 54 57 67 69 67
Machine operator            
  Bookkeeping 55 54 52 63 67 63
  Calculating 57 45 48 65 67 66
Payroll clerk 58 63 54 71 73 67
Secretary, senior 73 73 71 89 87 86
Stenographer, junior 51 52 52 63 64 63
Stenographer, senior 65 63 66 76 75 75
Switchboard operator and receptionist 53 51 54 63 66 63
Typist, junior 48 46 43 55 58 57
Typist, senior 54 55 59 66 68 67
Source: Statistics Canada, Canada Year Book, 1967.