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Average Architects’ Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Architects.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2151.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: architect, industrial and commercial buildings architect and residential architect.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $36.86 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $25.00 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $65,000 – $80,000.
Employment prospects for architects are good in Canada. Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced for the near future. Job vacancies in this profession will result mainly from retirements.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Architects in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||27.45||36.86||63.19||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||27.45||36.86||63.19||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||22.66||30.77||40.00||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||–||–||–||–|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||–||–||–||–|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||14.25||25.00||60.00||2013|
|Toronto – Ontario||23.08||32.69||62.50||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario(1)||23.08||32.31||60.51||2016|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1)||23.08||32.31||60.51||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||23.08||32.31||60.51||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||–||–||–||–|
|Montreal – Quebec(1)||23.00||30.77||38.50||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||–||–||–||–|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for professional occupations in natural and applied sciences, which includes architects, is $40.85. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,538, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $80,000.
There are over 17,000 architects working in Canada.