Graphic Arts Technician Salary Canada

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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 Calgary – Alberta at $27.00 per hour and the and the Canadian average (median) wage earned is $24.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $55,000.

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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 18.50 27.00 44.53 2019
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 18.50 25.22 44.53 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 15.92 25.99 45.20 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba(3) 16.58 24.00 40.24 2018
Fredericton – New Brunswick(3) 16.58 24.00 40.24 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia(3) 16.58 24.00 40.24 2018
Toronto – Ontario 19.00 19.71 27.88 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 19.00 19.71 27.88 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1) 19.00 19.71 27.88 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie Region – Ontario 19.00 19.71 27.88 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 16.58 24.00 40.24 2018
Montreal – Quebec(1) 18.17 28.00 40.87 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(3) 16.58 24.00 40.24 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Converting pictures and drawings into digital images
›› Altering images using computer graphics software
›› Painting animated drawings
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport, which includes graphic arts technicians, is $29.06. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1081, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment unit of $56,000.

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