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 Montreal, Quebec at $33.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick at $19.75 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $65,000.

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

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 26.5130.0046.212017
Edmonton – Alberta* 24.6526.1352.002017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 15.9026.00 39.182017
Winnipeg – Manitoba(1) 17.00 32.00 38.10 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 13.0019.7529.562016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 16.5026.0035.002016
Toronto – Ontario(1) 14.99 29.95 46.002016
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 14.99 29.95 46.002016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario(1) 14.99 29.95 46.002016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 16.0028.00 49.002016
Prince Edward Island 12.0020.00 26.002016
Montreal – Quebec 18.0033.0037.402016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan16.7528.0040.98 2016


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for industrial, electrical and construction trades, which includes plumbers, 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 plumbers working in Canada.

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