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The average salary for a Driver is $58,433 per year in Canada. Salaries estimates are based on 1590 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Driver employees in Canada.
The highest salary for a Driver in Canada is $98,934 per year.
The lowest salary for a Driver in Canada is $41,370 per year.
Making more money in your career as a driver is much easier than in other professions. To begin with, there is a shortage across Canada for truck, school bus, heavy equipment, and public transit drivers. As long as you maintain a clean driving record and hold a commercial driver’s license, you will never be short of work in any part of the country. If you transport people, earning endorsements and training in transporting young, old, or vulnerable people will earn you more. If you transport goods, earning hazardous materials, air brake, or heavy or oversized equipment endorsements will increase your earning potential. If you drive a truck, and you can get clearance to take more frequent or high-value loads, or transport them across provincial or international borders, your take home pay will soar. On top of all of this, if you have a personal vehicle, you can even earn money in your off-time as a ride share or food delivery driver. Your earnings as a driver are only limited by your ability and willingness to earn more training and work longer hours.
Negotiating higher pay as a driver is a balancing act between how much work your employer has to go around, and how much additional work you’re willing to take on. If the only thing standing between you and more money is a certification or special license endorsement, see if your employer will pay for you to get the training. This can open the door to increased earnings relatively quickly. If you’re willing to work irregular hours or on weekends, make this known to your employer (but be mindful that most commercial drivers can only legally drive for so many hours per day, week, and month). It will also help your case if you keep a finger on the pulse of driver job openings in your area, so you can pounce on higher-paying opportunities when they arise. This can put pressure on your employer to offer you better compensation, as drivers in virtually every industry are in short supply across Canada.
About 58.51% of Driver professionals feel satisfied with their salary, according to anonymous Glassdoor ratings. An additional $10,694 in potential pay per year, among other factors, can qualify the annual pay of a Driver in Canada as a good salary.
Driver professionals in Canada have a wide total pay range, between $32,601 and $201,161 depending on experience, with an estimated total pay of $58,433 following the average career path of a Driver.