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Average Interior Designer’s Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Interior Designers.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 5242.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: interior designer, space management consultant, building space planner and interior design technician.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary – Alberta at $32.62 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 $35,000 – $60,000.
The government forecasts that there will be a shortage of workers in this profession for the near future. Interior designers may continue to benefit from top end refurbishments. Many workers, though, leave this profession because of the intermittent nature of employment and retirements will represent almost 50% of job openings.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Interior Designers in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||23.88||32.62||44.71||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||23.54||29.16||39.49||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||17.50||25.07||39.71||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||15.00||20.19||34.87||2018|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||12.50||18.00||33.60||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia(1)||12.50||20.94||36.29||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.00||20.00||32.21||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||14.00||20.00||32.72||2018|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||16.00||20.00||25.64||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||14.00||20.00||32.72||2018|
|Prince Edward Island(3)||14.00||21.00||34.62||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||15.00||21.00||43.27||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||20.00||20.38||31.25||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport, which includes interior designers and interior decorators, 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.
There are over 29,000 interior designers and interior decorators working in Canada.