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 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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
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

Methodology*

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 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.

Number in employment

There are over 29,000 interior designers and interior decorators working in Canada.

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