Warehouse labor costs

Labor costs for warehouse employees include:

  • Hourly wage
  • Federal and Provincial Income Taxes
  • Employment Insurance
  • WCB
  • CPP
  • Training
  • Uniforms
  • Health Insurance

Warehouse laborer average wages

There are several positions in a warehouse that require different skills. 

  • Machine operator wage- $17-$22 per hour
  • General laborer- $15-$18 per hour
  • Warehouse Supervisor- $20-$26 per hour
  • Warehouse Manager- $50,000+ per year

Federal and Provincial Taxes

  • 15% on the first $48,535 of taxable income, plus
  • 20.5% on the next $48,534 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income over 48,535 up to $97,069), plus
  • 26% on the next $53,404 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income over $97,069 up to $150,473), plus
  • 29% on the next $63,895 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income over 150,473 up to $214,368), plus
  • 33% of taxable income over $214,368

Employment insurance costs

YearMaximum annual
insurable earnings
Rate (%)Maximum annual
employee premium
Maximum annual
employer premium

WCB Costs

Payroll SizeUp to $750,000$750,000 – $7.5 millionOver $7.5 million
Risk Category Range10% below to 30% above category range20% below to 60% above category range40% below to 120% above category range

CPP Costs

Year Maximum annual pensionable earningsBasic exemption amountMaximum contributory earningsEmployee and employer contribution rate (%)Maximum annual employee and employer contributionMaximum annual self-employed contribution

Training a new employee costs

Employee training can cost anywhere from $500 to $2000 per employee. The costs comes from taking an experienced employee and having them train the new employee. 

Uniform costs for new employees

The costs on uniforms will depend on the cost of your uniforms. 

Health Insurance costs

WCB will cover injury at the workplace, but for health insurance expect to pay between $100 to $500 per employee every month. 

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