Cabinetmaker Salary Canada

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Average Cabinetmaker’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Cabinetmakers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7272.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: cabinetmaker, custom wood furniture maker and furniture cabinetmaker.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $23.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages earned are $17.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $30,000 – $50,000.

Government labour market data indicates that there will continue to be a surplus of workers in this occupation for the near future. The recent recession considerably reduced activity in residential construction, which will continue to affect the demand for cabinetmakers.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Cabinetmakers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 16.9023.0027.502015
Edmonton – Alberta(1) 16.9023.0027.502015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 10.4520.79 32.472011
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.00 22.11 31.16 2011
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 12.0017.0021.002014
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 13.2517.2523.752014
Toronto – Ontario 14.0018.50 25.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 12.0017.00 24.002014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 12.0017.00 24.002014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 12.0017.00 24.002014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 14.6217.00 23.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan13.0020.0026.00 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Operating woodworking machines such as power saws, jointers and shapers, and using hand tools to cut and shape parts
›› Sanding wooden surfaces and applying veneer, stain or polish to wooden products
›› Trimming joints and fitting parts and subassemblies together to make products
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes cabinetmakers, is $28.00. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,125, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $58,500.

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