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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 Montreal, Quebec at $21.42 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton, New Brunswick at $15.50 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary is in the region of $30,000 – $45,000.
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
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|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||15.00||21.00||35.54||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||18.33||19.70||37.10||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||14.00||20.00||35.79||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||13.00||19.00||26.00||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||12.00||15.50||20.00||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||13.00||18.00||24.25||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||12.00||21.00||25.00||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||14.56||19.00||25.00||2016|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||12.00||20.00||30.00||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||12.00||20.00||30.00||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||12.00||17.00||28.00||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec||15.00||21.42||35.34||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||13.00||21.03||30.00||2016|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes painters and decorators, is $29.74. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,176, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $61,000.
There are over 45,000 painters and decorators working in Canada.