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 Alberta at $19.82 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto, New Brunswick at $15.15 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $45,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession will be balanced 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

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 12.5019.8246.042015
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 12.5019.8246.042015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 14.0018.0028.962014
Winnnipeg – Manitoba 13.0016.0021.022014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 14.5315.1517.252014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 11.0516.0024.252014
Toronto – Ontario 13.0018.5026.622014
Ottawa – Ontario 13.0019.7127.002014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 12.5016.5025.002014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 12.0017.0026.882014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 11.0017.23 24.922014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)12.0018.0024.712013


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 2016 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 $21.98. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $840, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment unit of $44,000.

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