Painters, sculptors and other visual artists

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5136  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Painters, sculptors and other visual artists create original paintings, drawings, sculptures, engravings and other artistic works. They are usually self-employed. This group also includes art instructors and teachers, who are usually employed by art schools.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Animal Art Painter
  • Animal Art Sculptor
  • Art Instructor
  • Art Instructor (except Primary, Secondary, Post-secondary Education)
  • Art Teacher (except Primary, Secondary And Post-secondary Education)
  • Artist
  • Artistic Painter
  • Artistic Printmaker
  • Charcoal Artist
  • Clay Modeller
  • Decorations Painter - Visual Arts
  • Etcher - Visual Arts
  • Ice Sculptor
  • Ink Sketcher
  • Inuit Art Sculptor
  • Landscape Painter
  • Lithographic Artist
  • Maritime Art Painter
  • Metal Sculptor
  • Monument Sculptor
  • Mural Landscape Artist
  • Mural Painter
  • Oil Painter
  • Painter - Visual Arts
  • Painting Teacher
  • Plastic Arts Artist
  • Portrait Painter
  • Printmaker - Visual Arts
  • Printmaking Teacher
  • Scenery Painter
  • Scenic Painter - Visual Arts
  • Sculptor
  • Sculptor-modeller
  • Sculpture Teacher (except Primary, Secondary, Post-secondary Education)
  • Sculpturing Teacher (except Primary, Secondary, Post-secondary Education)
  • Silhouette Artist
  • Silkscreen Artist
  • Video Artist
  • Visual Arts Artist
  • Visual Arts Teacher (except Primary, Secondary, Post-secondary Education)
  • Watercolourist
  • Wood Block Artist
  • Wood Sculptor
  • Art Teacher (except Primary, Secondary And Post-secondary Education)
  • Artist
  • Artistic Painter
  • Portrait Painter
  • Sculptor
  • Silkscreen Artist
  • Watercolourist

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for painters, sculptors and other visual artists.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $5,705
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $11,504
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $6,226
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for painters, sculptors and other visual artists.

Sex Median Income
Male $6,226
Female $41,245
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (6 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for painters, sculptors and other visual artists.

$28,000.00
Lowest Observed
$58,500.00
Highest Observed
$29,000.00
25th Percentile
$39,400.00
Average
$31,200.00
Median
$58,500.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for painters, sculptors and other visual artists

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 20
25 to 34 years 35
35 to 44 years 35
45 to 54 years 60
55 to 64 years 55
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 10
Total 225
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for painters, sculptors and other visual artists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 140
Part Time 65
Total 210
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for painters, sculptors and other visual artists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 70
Female 140
Total 210
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for painters, sculptors and other visual artists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 70
Self Employed 155
Total 225
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for painters, sculptors and other visual artists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 220
Unemployed 0
Total 225
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for painters, sculptors and other visual artists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 10
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 70
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 60
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 60
Total 210
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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