Painter | Decorator Salary Canada

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Average Painter’s and Decorator’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Painters and Decorators. The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7294.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: painter and decorator, paperhanger, construction painter and building painter.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Edmonton – Alberta at $35.75 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island at $17.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary is in the region of $35,000 – $50,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will balance job vacancies in this profession for the near future. Employment prospects are expected to be fair in most parts of Canada.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Painters and Decorators in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 16.50 24.00 37.18 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 24.67 35.75 40.00 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 14.00 21.00 35.00 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.00 20.29 29.00 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 12.75 17.00 22.00 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 15.00 19.00 28.10 2018
Toronto – Ontario 14.00 20.00 32.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 14.00 20.00 34.00 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 14.00 20.00 46.54 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.00 22.00 27.00 2018
Prince Edward Island 12.25 17.00 22.00 2018
Montreal – Quebec 18.00 27.00 36.02 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 13.25 23.50 30.45 2018

Methodology

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Applying paint to interior and exterior walls using brushes or rollers
›› Measuring, cutting and applying wallpaper to interior walls
›› Applying stains to interior and exterior walls using brushes
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes painters and decorators, is $31.74. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,240, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $64,000.

Number in employment

There are over 39,000 painters and decorators working in Canada.

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