Museum | Art Gallery Jobs Salary Canada

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Average Canadian Museum and Art Galleries Related Jobs Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Museum and Art Galleries Related Jobs.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 5212.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: museum registrar, conservation technician, taxidermist, exhibit technician and museum cataloguer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton – Alberta at $35.17 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Quebec at $15.08 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $30,000 – $50,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be larger than job vacancies in this profession for the near future. Openings may fall due to new technologies and the widespread use of the Internet.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Museum and Art Galleries Related Jobs in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 15.00 17.00 45.28 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 27.70 35.17 47.19 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 14.54 21.75 31.62 2018
Winnnipeg – Manitoba 15.00 16.00 35.73 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 15.00 15.52 18.28 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 11.55 16.00 22.50 2018
Toronto – Ontario 14.00 19.44 30.87 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 15.00 22.70 27.86 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 14.64 20.00 27.09 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 14.00 18.15 25.00 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 12.00 16.33 34.00 2018
Montreal – Quebec(1) 12.50 15.08 35.90 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1) 13.04 17.50 41.57 2018

Methodology*

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Leading tour parties to museums, art galleries and other heritage sites, providing information and answering questions
›› Restoring and conserving artifacts
›› Classifying and labelling artifacts
›› Storing exhibits and transporting museum collections

Taxidermists and picture framers also fall into this occupation code.

Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport, which includes technical occupations related to museums and art galleries, 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.

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