Painter | Decorator Salary Canada

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Average Painter’s and Decorator’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Painters and Decorators. The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7294.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: painter and decorator, paperhanger, construction painter and building painter.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $34.96 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton, New Brunswick at $15.45 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary is in the region of $35,000 – $65,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will continue to be larger than job vacancies in this profession for the near future. Employment prospects are expected to be fair in most parts of Canada.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Painters and Decorators in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 17.0034.9639.612015
Edmonton – Alberta* 20.0028.8136.192015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 14.0020.00 30.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 13.25 18.00 24.50 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 12.0015.4520.002014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 13.0015.5024.502014
Toronto – Ontario 14.0022.00 32.612014
Ottawa – Ontario 14.0018.00 24.752014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 14.0018.87 31.242014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.0019.00 23.652014
Prince Edward Island 12.0015.00 25.002014
Montreal – Quebec 11.0020.35 33.052014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan15.0020.0028.00 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Applying paint to interior and exterior walls using brushes or rollers
›› Measuring, cutting and applying wallpaper to interior walls
›› Applying stains to interior and exterior walls using brushes
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes painters, is $28.00. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,125, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $58,500.

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Concrete Finishers
Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers

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