Plumber Salary Canada

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Average Plumber’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Plumbers. The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7251.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: plumber, plumbing mechanic and maintenance and repair plumber.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $37.97 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $19.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $45,000 – $75,000.

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

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Plumbers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 32.0037.9744.852015
Edmonton – Alberta* 29.9536.3742.002015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 14.0027.00 34.002015
Winnipeg – Manitoba(1) 15.75 25.00 37.00 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 11.2519.8829.022014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 14.0019.0034.002014
Toronto – Ontario 14.00 24.00 40.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 14.00 24.00 40.002014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 13.0023.00 40.922014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 11.2528.00 32.002014
Prince Edward Island 13.0021.00 30.002014
Montreal – Quebec 18.0031.0036.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan19.3926.5035.00 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Installing, repairing and maintaining plumbing fixtures and systems such as water pipes, sewage pipes and tapa
›› Unblocking drains, sewage pipes and water pipes
›› Measuring, cutting, bending and threading pipes
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes plumbers, 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 40,000 plumbers working in Canada.

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