Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7284  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Plasterers apply finish, and maintain and restore plaster or similar materials, on interior and exterior walls, ceilings and building partitions to produce plain or decorative surfaces. Drywall installers and finishers install and finish drywall sheets and various types of ceiling systems. Lathers install support framework for ceiling systems, interior and exterior walls and building partitions. They are employed by construction companies and by plastering, drywalling and lathing contractors, or they may be self-employed.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Acoustic Tile And Drywall Installer
  • Acoustic Tile Installer
  • Acoustical Ceiling Installer
  • Apprentice Drywall Applicator
  • Apprentice Plasterer
  • Ceiling Installer
  • Ceiling System Installer
  • Drywall And Acoustic Mechanic
  • Drywall And Ceiling System Installer
  • Drywall And Lather Applicator
  • Drywall Applicator
  • Drywall Finisher
  • Drywall Finisher Apprentice
  • Drywall Hanger
  • Drywall Installer
  • Drywall Installer And Finisher
  • Drywall Installer And Finisher Apprentice
  • Drywall Installer Lead Hand
  • Drywall Installer Team Leader
  • Drywall Interior Systems Installer
  • Drywall Mechanic
  • Drywall Nailer
  • Drywall Nailing Person
  • Drywall Taper
  • Exterior Plasterer
  • Finish Plasterer
  • Fireproofing Applicator
  • Fireproofing Plasterer
  • Gyproc Applicator
  • Gypsum Lather
  • Gypsum Plasterboard Applicator
  • Interior Drywall Installer
  • Journeyman/woman Drywall Installer
  • Journeyman/woman Lather
  • Journeyman/woman Plasterer
  • Lather
  • Lather (interior Systems Mechanic)
  • Lather Applicator
  • Lather Apprentice
  • Lather-mechanic, Interior Systems
  • Metal Lather
  • Moulding Plasterer
  • Ornamental Plasterer
  • Plasterer
  • Plasterer Apprentice
  • Plasterer-decorator
  • Sheetrock Applicator
  • Stucco Lather
  • Stucco Plasterer
  • Wall And Ceiling Installer
  • Wallboard Installer
  • Wallboard Taper
  • Wire Lather
  • Wood Lather
  • Acoustical Ceiling Installer
  • Ceiling Installer
  • Drywall Applicator
  • Drywall Finisher
  • Drywall Installer And Finisher Apprentice
  • Drywall Taper
  • Lather
  • Lather (interior Systems Mechanic)
  • Lather Apprentice
  • Plasterer
  • Plasterer Apprentice
  • Sheetrock Applicator
  • Wood Lather
  • Drywaller

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $16,873
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $22,038
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $39,945
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $45,846
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $26,708
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $28,859
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 Gender

The following table details median income by gender for plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers.

Gender Median Income
Male $28,859
Female $29,705
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 (10 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers.

$0.00
Lowest Observed
$156,000.00
Highest Observed
$39,000.00
25th Percentile
$54,795.00
Average
$53,138.00
Median
$66,300.00
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 plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 90
25 to 34 years 215
35 to 44 years 160
45 to 54 years 175
55 to 64 years 120
65 to 74 years 20
75 years and over 0
Total 775
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 plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 400
Part Time 330
Total 725
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 Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 710
Female 10
Total 725
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 plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 550
Self Employed 225
Total 775
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 plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 725
Unemployed 50
Total 775
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 plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers. 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 90
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 225
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 305
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 55
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 10
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 40
Total 725
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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