Janitor / Caretaker Salary Canada

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Average Janitor’s and Caretaker’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Janitors and Caretakers.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 6733.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: janitor, caretaker, building maintenance worker, handyman and building superintendent.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $20.56 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $13.05 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $25,000 – $40,000.

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

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Janitors and Caretakers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 14.4220.5633.242017
Edmonton – Alberta* 15.0019.0028.002017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 11.3516.41 25.002016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 11.15 15.00 24.00 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 11.0016.5023.222016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 10.8513.0521.002016
Toronto – Ontario 11.60 17.44 25.752016
Ottawa – Ontario 11.6016.00 23.082016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 11.6017.00 25.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 11.6018.00 26.502016
Prince Edward Island 11.2517.00 22.122016
Montreal – Quebec 11.5017.42 23.252016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan11.5418.7828.85 2016


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Cleaning and maintaining buildings
›› Emptying trash cans
›› Cutting grass and tending grounds
›› Checking security
›› Removing snow and ice from walkways and parking areas
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for service support and other service occupations, which includes janitors, caretakers and building superintendents, is $17.56. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $609, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $32,000.

Number in employment

There are over 180,000 janitors, caretakers and building superintendents working in Canada.

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