Industrial Designers Salary Canada

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Average Industrial Designer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Industrial Designers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2252.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: industrial designer, furniture designer and fixture designer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia at $32.96 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $20.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $45,000 – $65,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Industrial Designers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 31.92 2017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 31.92 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 20.28 32.96 63.66 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick
Halifax – Nova Scotia
Toronto – Ontario 17.00 29.18 48.08 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 17.50 29.06 48.08 2016
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 17.50 29.06 48.08 2016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 17.50 29.06 48.08 2016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 17.00 20.00 28.00 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Consulting with client, engineers or production specialists to establish product requirements
›› Preparing design concepts, sketches or models for approval
›› Preparing manufacturing drawings, specifications and guidelines for production
›› Constructing prototype of design
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences, which includes industrial designers, is $32.47. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,190, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $62,000.

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