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CDDA Diamond Drilling Recommended Hourly Wages

2022 Recommended Diamond Drilling Wages (Average Ranges)


Western Canada Quebec 

Runner:  $28-30 hr

Helper:  $19-22 hr

Western Provinces 

Runner:  $30-34 hr

Helper:  $23-24 hr


Runner: $32-35 hr

Helper: $22-30 hr

Please be advised that bonus and retention are not included in this as well as the experience level of the worker.  This survey shows that it can add up to $8.00 an hour on the rate or reduce it by $2.00.

Please see below line chart for information on previous years’ average wages.

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    CDDA - Canadian Diamond Drilling Association

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    North Bay, Ontario P1B 1G5
    Tel: (705) 476-6992 Fax: (705) 476-9494


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