Plasterer | Drywall Installer |Finisher | Lather Salary Canada

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Average Plasterer’s, Drywall Installe’rs and Finisher’s and Lather’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers. The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7284.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: plasterer, drywall finisher, ceiling installer, fireproofing applicator and lather.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Ottawa, Ontario at $31.25 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages earned are $20.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $60,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 22.0026.4432.002015
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 22.0026.4432.002015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 15.0025.0031.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.00 24.00 29.30 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 15.0020.0031.732014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 15.0020.0031.732014
Toronto – Ontario 18.2530.58 38.152014
Ottawa – Ontario 17.0031.25 35.532014
London – Ontario 16.0028.00 33.542014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 18.0025.00 37.322014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 16.3328.42 34.372014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan14.0020.6330.00 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Applying a smooth coat of plaster to walls or other surfaces using a trowel
›› Applying stucco on exterior surfaces to make a weatherproof coating
›› Fitting drywall plasterboard onto interior walls and ceilings and taping over joints
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers, 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.

Number In Employment

There are over 30,000 plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers working in Canada.

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