Plumber Salary Canada

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Average Plumber’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Plumbers. The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7251.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: plumber, plumbing mechanic and maintenance and repair plumber.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary – Alberta at $39.38 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $20.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $45,000 – $70,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Plumbers in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 32.00 39.38 41.75 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 30.00 33.93 39.38 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 15.00 26.00 36.00 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 17.00 31.50 41.00 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 17.00 23.00 30.01 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 13.50 23.00 32.50 2018
Toronto – Ontario 16.00 28.00 41.35 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 20.49 30.00 49.00 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 21.50 27.50 32.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 16.00 28.00 44.00 2018
Prince Edward Island 13.00 20.00 29.50 2018
Montreal – Quebec 18.00 34.00 38.91 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 21.00 30.00 39.00 2018

Methodology

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Installing, repairing and maintaining plumbing fixtures and systems such as water pipes, sewage pipes and tapa
›› Unblocking drains, sewage pipes and water pipes
›› Measuring, cutting, bending and threading pipes
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes plumbers, 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 44,000 plumbers working in Canada.

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