Carpenter Salary Canada

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Average Carpenter’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Carpenters.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7271.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: carpenter, finish carpenter, construction carpenter, house carpenter and maintenance joiner.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton, Alberta at $35.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto, New Brunswick at $17.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $70,000.

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

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Carpenters in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 25.00 33.04 37.33 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 26.57 35.00 38.00 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 16.00 27.00 33.73 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 16.00 24.95 36.50 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 14.00 17.00 24.00 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 15.00 20.00 31.10 2018
Toronto – Ontario 17.00 25.00 36.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 15.10 22.00 35.00 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 16.00 22.00 37.61 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 17.00 23.00 35.00 2018
Prince Edward Island 15.00 19.00 25.00 2018
Montreal – Quebec(1) 16.00 30.00 39.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 16.00 28.00 35.50 2018

Methodology

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Measuring, cutting, shaping, assembling and joining materials made of wood or similar
›› Installing floor beams
›› Fitting and installing doors, stairs and other trims
›› Making and erecting roof trusses
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes carpenters, is $31.74. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,240, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $64,000.

Number in employment

There are over 120,000 carpenters working in Canada.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Bricklayers
Cabinetmakers
Glaziers
Insulators
Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers

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