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Average Graphic Arts Technician’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Graphic Arts Technicians.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 5223.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: graphics technician, animation painter, computer graphics design technician and sign writer.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest, British Columbia at $25.48 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Quebec at $17.00 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $50,000.
Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Many workers leave this profession because of the intermittent nature of employment.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Graphic Arts Technicians in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||15.00||25.00||40.61||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||15.00||25.00||40.61||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||16.25||25.48||49.81||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba(3)||15.00||23.08||39.66||2016|
|Fredericton – New Brunswick(3)||15.00||23.08||39.66||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia(3)||15.00||23.08||39.66||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||11.60||19.00||32.75||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||12.00||19.08||30.01||2016|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1)||12.00||19.08||30.01||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie Region – Ontario||12.00||19.08||30.01||2016|
|Prince Edward Island(3)||15.00||23.08||39.66||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec(1)||14.00||17.00||38.46||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(3)||15.00||23.08||39.66||2016|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport, which includes graphic arts technicians, is $25.95. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $923, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment unit of $48,000.