Cabinetmaker Salary Canada

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Average Cabinetmaker’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Cabinetmakers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7272.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: cabinetmaker, custom wood furniture maker and furniture cabinetmaker.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $24.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages earned are in Nova Scotia at $17.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $33,000 – $50,000.

Government labour market data indicates that there will continue to be a surplus of workers in this occupation for the near future. The recent recession considerably reduced activity in residential construction, which will continue to affect the demand for cabinetmakers.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Cabinetmakers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 20.0023.5027.462017
Edmonton – Alberta(1) 19.7524.0030.002017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 14.0019.00 28.002016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.50 18.50 24.00 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 14.0017.5022.002016
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 13.7517.0022.002016
Toronto – Ontario 14.0019.50 33.652016
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 14.0019.50 33.652016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 14.0019.50 33.652016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 14.0019.50 33.652016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 13.2019.50 32.002016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan14.0020.0026.50 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Operating woodworking machines such as power saws, jointers and shapers, and using hand tools to cut and shape parts
›› Sanding wooden surfaces and applying veneer, stain or polish to wooden products
›› Trimming joints and fitting parts and subassemblies together to make products
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes cabinetmakers, is $29.74. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,176, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $61,000.

Number in employment

There are over 8,000 cabinetmakers working in Canada and about 34% of workers in this occupation are self-employed.

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