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Average Graphic Designers and Illustrator’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Graphic Designers and Illustrators.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 5241.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: graphic designer, graphic artist, illustrator and cartoonist.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton – Alberta at $29.10 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick at $17.79 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $60,000.
It is expected that there will be a shortage of workers in this profession for the near future. Over 40% of vacancies are expected to arise through expansion demand.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Graphic Designers and Illustrators in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||19.23||28.85||58.05||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||17.00||29.10||43.92||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||15.00||25.00||40.87||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||15.00||21.63||29.67||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||13.18||17.79||33.59||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||14.00||18.97||31.79||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.42||24.02||38.46||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||15.00||25.38||34.62||2018|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||18.00||25.00||41.83||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||14.42||24.02||38.46||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||14.00||18.97||31.79||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||16.41||24.50||40.87||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||14.80||24.00||31.25||2018|
There are over 68,000 graphic designers and illustrators working in Canada.
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport, which includes graphic designers and illustrators, 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.