Plasterer | Drywall Installer |Finisher | Lather Salary Canada

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Average Plasterer’s, Drywall Installe’rs and Finisher’s and Lather’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers. The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7284.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: plasterer, drywall finisher, ceiling installer, fireproofing applicator and lather.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Toronto, Ontario at $34.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages earned are earned in New Brunswick at $20.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $45,000 – $65,000.

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

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 20.90 29.33 37.00 2019
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 20.90 29.33 37.00 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 18.00 27.00 34.39 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 17.00 25.00 30.50 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 15.00 20.00 25.00 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 12.00 22.50 33.14 2018
Toronto – Ontario 14.00 34.00 40.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 27.00 30.00 38.00 2018
London – Ontario 14.00 30.00 41.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 14.00 30.00 41.00 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 14.50 27.00 38.80 2018
Montreal – Quebec 22.11 32.00 38.19 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 17.00 25.00 32.00 2018

Methodology

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Applying a smooth coat of plaster to walls or other surfaces using a trowel
›› Applying stucco on exterior surfaces to make a weatherproof coating
›› Fitting drywall plasterboard onto interior walls and ceilings and taping over joints
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers, 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 29,000 plasterers, drywall installers & finishers and lathers working in Canada.

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