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 $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

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 22.0028.0035.002017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 22.0028.0035.002017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 15.0025.0033.002016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.00 21.00 29.30 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 16.0022.0026.002016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 15.0025.0033.102016
Toronto – Ontario 15.0034.00 39.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 19.0033.00 36.422016
London – Ontario 15.1430.00 39.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 19.0028.00 39.072016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 19.3032.00 36.002016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan17.0023.0030.00 2016


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 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.

Number In Employment

There are over 32,000 plasterers, drywall installers & finishers and lathers working in Canada.

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