Carpenter Salary Canada

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Average Carpenter’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Carpenters.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7271.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: carpenter, finish carpenter, construction carpenter, house carpenter and maintenance joiner.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $33.86 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $17.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $65,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Carpenters in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 18.5033.2343.762015
Edmonton – Alberta* 24.0033.8641.182015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 15.0025.00 32.502014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 13.00 20.91 28.65 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 13.7519.0025.002014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 16.0022.0931.082014
Toronto – Ontario 15.00 26.50 36.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 16.0020.00 31.002014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 15.0022.00 35.002014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.0022.00 35.002014
Prince Edward Island 14.0017.00 23.002014
Montreal – Quebec 17.027.0035.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan15.0023.0036.00 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Measuring, cutting, shaping, assembling and joining materials made of wood or similar
›› Installing floor beams
›› Fitting and installing doors, stairs and other trims
›› Making and erecting roof trusses
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes carpenters, 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.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers

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