Concrete Finisher | Cement Mason Salary Canada

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Average Concrete Finisher’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Average Canadian Concrete Finishers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7282.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: concrete finisher, concrete mason and cement mason.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Toronto, Ontario at $34.65 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick at $18.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $42,000 – $67,000.

The government forecasts that there will be a surplus of workers in this profession for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Concrete Finishers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 21.50 32.00 34.78 2017
Edmonton – Alberta* 21.50 32.00 34.78 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 20.00 29.84 36.00 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 16.50 25.00 35.00 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 15.00 18.00 25.00 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia(1) 16.60 20.34 28.00 2016
Toronto – Ontario 30.00 34.65 36.73 2016
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 19.00 33.00 36.37 2016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 17.00 27.77 33.04 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 19.00 33.00 33.37 2016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 23.60 30.27 36.20 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 19.00 24.00 31.00 2016

Methodology

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Filling hollows and removing high spots to smooth freshly poured concrete
›› Compacting concrete with a power vibrator
›› Installing fixtures such as steel plates and anchor bolts into freshly poured concrete
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes concrete finishers, 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 23,000 concrete finishers and tilesetters working in Canada.

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Bricklayers
Insulators
Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers
Tilesetters

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