Interior Designer Salary Canada

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Average Interior Designer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Interior Designers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 5242.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: interior designer, space management consultant, building space planner and interior design technician.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $34.11 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar, Saskatchewan at $17.60 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $45,000 – $65,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be larger than job vacancies in this profession for the near future. Interior designers may continue to benefit from top end refurbishments. Many workers, though, leave this profession because of the intermittent nature of employment.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Interior Designers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*21.8134.1153.322015
Edmonton – Alberta* 17.4227.0049.152015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 16.6324.0038.132014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.0024.04 30.772013
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 10.70 20.0225.002011
Toronto – Ontario 17.0024.0444.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 14.8723.0842.312014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 14.8723.0842.312014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 14.8723.0842.312014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 11.4016.5033.332014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)10.2017.6033.262011


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Advising on colour selection, wallpaper, fabrics and furniture for interiors
›› Estimating cost of chosen fittings and materials
›› Providing detailed drawings of interiors
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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