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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 $22.00 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
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|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||22.00||28.00||35.00||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||22.00||28.00||35.00||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||15.00||25.00||33.00||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||14.00||21.00||29.30||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||16.00||22.00||26.00||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||15.00||25.00||33.10||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||15.00||34.00||39.00||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||19.00||33.00||36.42||2016|
|London – Ontario||15.14||30.00||39.00||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||19.00||28.00||39.07||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||–||–||–||–|
|Montreal – Quebec||19.30||32.00||36.00||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||17.00||23.00||30.00||2016|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers, 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 32,000 plasterers, drywall installers & finishers and lathers working in Canada.