Salaries and wages - Canadian Industry Statistics

Specialty trade contractors - 238

This section will give you information on average hourly wage paid employees


The average hourly wage paid in this industry is $34.99 an hour for 2022.

Average hourly wage
Year Current dollars
2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Wages $31.62 $32.45 $32.50 $34.28 $34.99

Source: Statistics Canada, table 14-10-0206-01.

  • Notes

    The Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (SEPH) is a business census of non-farm payroll employees. Its key objective is to provide a monthly portrait of the level of earnings, the number of jobs and hours worked by detailed industry at the national, provincial and territorial level.

    Estimates of average weekly earnings and hours are based on a sample and are therefore subject to sampling variability. Payroll employment estimates are based on a census of administrative data and are not subject to sampling variability. Non-farm payroll employment data are for all hourly and salaried employees, as well as the "other employees" category, which includes piece-rate and commission-only employees.

    Average weekly hour's data are for hourly and salaried employees only and exclude businesses that could not be classified to a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.

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