Interior Designer Salary Canada

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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 Alberta at $30.14 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $16.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $30,000 – $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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 18.38 30.14 45.67 2017
Edmonton – Alberta* 18.38 30.14 50.38 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 11.54 22.00 31.49 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 16.00 20.59 30.00 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 11.00 18.00 25.08 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia
Toronto – Ontario 11.79 24.62 37.49 2016
Ottawa – Ontario 11.60 20.00 37.49 2016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 13.00 20.46 35.32 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 11.60 20.00 37.49 2016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 11.50 16.00 33.00 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Advising on colour selection, wallpaper, fabrics and furniture for interiors
›› Estimating cost of chosen fittings and materials
›› Providing detailed drawings of interiors
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport, which includes interior designers and interior decorators, 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.

Number in employment

There are over 27,000 interior designers and interior decorators working in Canada.

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