Museum | Art Gallery Jobs Salary Canada

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Average Canadian Museum and Art Galleries Related Jobs Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Museum and Art Galleries Related Jobs.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 5212.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: museum registrar, conservation technician, taxidermist, exhibit technician and museum cataloguer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Ottawa, Ontario at $21.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto, New Brunswick at $14.53 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $28,000 – $43,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. Openings may fall due to new technologies and the widespread use of the Internet.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Museum and Art Galleries Related Jobs in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 13.5018.0538.522017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 13.2018.0538.522017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 13.0018.0028.502016
Winnnipeg – Manitoba 12.0016.0021.342016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 14.3714.5315.862016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 11.5016.0020.422016
Toronto – Ontario 14.0020.0028.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 14.0021.0030.572016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 12.5017.0024.722016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 13.5017.0027.532016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 12.5018.73 25.882016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)12.0018.0024.712013


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Leading tour parties to museums, art galleries and other heritage sites, providing information and answering questions
›› Restoring and conserving artifacts
›› Classifying and labelling artifacts
›› Storing exhibits and transporting museum collections

Taxidermists and picture framers also fall into this occupation code.

Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport, which includes technical occupations related to museums and art galleries, is $25.95. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $923, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment unit of $48,000.

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