Janitor / Caretaker Salary Canada

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Average Janitor’s and Caretaker’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Janitors and Caretakers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 6733.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: janitor, caretaker, building maintenance worker, handyman and building superintendent.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $22.42 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $14.50 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $25,000 – $40,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Janitors and Caretakers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 13.7522.4236.762015
Edmonton – Alberta* 14.3021.9838.982015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 10.4516.00 25.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.00 15.00 22.50 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 10.7515.7523.002014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 10.7015.5021.022014
Toronto – Ontario 11.25 16.83 27.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 11.2515.00 24.672014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 11.2518.00 29.122014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario(1) 11.2517.00 26.602014
Prince Edward Island 10.7514.50 20.512014
Montreal – Quebec 10.7516.00 20.892014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan11.0816.5824.60 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Cleaning and maintaining buildings
›› Emptying trash cans
›› Cutting grass and tending grounds
›› Checking security
›› Removing snow and ice from walkways and parking areas
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for service support and other service occupations, which includes janitors and caretakers, is $15.00. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $560, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $29,000.

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