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 $37.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto, New Brunswick 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* 27.0232.0037.002017
Edmonton – Alberta* 26.5037.0038.002017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 16.0027.00 35.002016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 13.75 22.00 34.50 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 13.7517.0023.002016
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 14.2519.4730.002016
Toronto – Ontario 15.00 29.00 38.252016
Ottawa – Ontario 14.0020.00 33.002016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 15.0025.00 38.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.0020.00 35.002016
Prince Edward Island 13.8419.25 24.152016
Montreal – Quebec(1) 18.0330.0037.002016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan15.0025.0033.00 2016


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes carpenters, is $29.74. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,176, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $61,000.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers

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