Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7294  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Painters and decorators apply paint, wallpaper and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures. They are employed by construction companies, painting contractors and building maintenance contractors, or they may be self-employed.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Industrial Painter And Decorator
  • Apprentice Painter And Decorator
  • Bridge Painter
  • Building Painter
  • Commercial Building Painter
  • Commercial Construction Painter
  • Construction Painter
  • House Painter
  • Industrial Construction Painter
  • Industrial Maintenance Painter
  • Journeyman/woman Painter And Decorator
  • Maintenance Painter
  • Painter
  • Painter And Decorator
  • Painter And Decorator Apprentice
  • Painter And Paperhanger
  • Painter-decorator
  • Paperhanger
  • Plant Maintenance Painter
  • Residential Construction Painter
  • Residential Painter
  • Roof Painter
  • Rough Painter - Construction
  • Specialized Painter And Decorator
  • Construction Painter
  • Maintenance Painter
  • Painter
  • Painter And Decorator
  • Painter And Decorator Apprentice
  • Paperhanger

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for painters and decorators (except interior decorators).

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $17,604
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $15,417
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $29,833
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $15,419
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 $18,234
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 painters and decorators (except interior decorators).

Gender Median Income
Male $18,234
Female $18,846
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 (25 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for painters and decorators (except interior decorators).

$29,250.00
Lowest Observed
$69,000.00
Highest Observed
$39,000.00
25th Percentile
$47,741.00
Average
$48,750.00
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 and decorators (except interior decorators)

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 115
25 to 34 years 170
35 to 44 years 125
45 to 54 years 210
55 to 64 years 115
65 to 74 years 20
75 years and over 10
Total 765
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 and decorators (except interior decorators). Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 525
Part Time 280
Total 805
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 painters and decorators (except interior decorators). Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 685
Female 120
Total 805
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 and decorators (except interior decorators). Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 400
Self Employed 365
Total 765
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 and decorators (except interior decorators). Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 710
Unemployed 55
Total 765
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 and decorators (except interior decorators). 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 210
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 285
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 135
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 140
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 10
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 25
Total 805
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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