Graphic Arts Technician Salary Canada

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Average Graphic Arts Technician’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Graphic Arts Technicians.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 5223.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: graphics technician, animation painter, computer graphics design technician and sign writer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest, British Columbia at $25.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Ontario at $18.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $55,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Many workers leave this profession because of the intermittent nature of employment.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Graphic Arts Technicians in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1)14.0024.4938.522015
Edmonton – Alberta*(1)14.0024.4938.522015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia15.0025.0044.502014
Winnipeg – Manitoba
Fredericton – New Brunswick
Halifax – Nova Scotia11.2522.502010
Toronto – Ontario(1) 11.75 18.0028.882014
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 11.75 18.0028.882014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1) 11.75 18.0028.882014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie Region – Ontario(1) 11.75 18.0028.882014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec11.6221.73 40.192011
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Converting pictures and drawings into digital images
›› Altering images using computer graphics software
›› Painting animated drawings
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport, which includes graphic arts technicians, is $21.98. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $840, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment unit of $44,000.

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