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 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

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 15.0021.0035.542017
Edmonton – Alberta* 18.3319.7037.102017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 14.0020.00 35.792016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 13.00 19.00 26.00 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 12.0015.5020.002016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 13.0018.0024.252016
Toronto – Ontario 12.0021.00 25.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 14.5619.00 25.002016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 12.0020.00 30.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 12.0020.00 30.002016
Prince Edward Island 12.0017.00 28.002016
Montreal – Quebec 15.0021.42 35.342016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan13.0021.0330.00 2016


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 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.

Number in employment

There are over 45,000 painters and decorators working in Canada.

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