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Architecture Average Salary in Canada 2018

How much money does a person working in Architecture make in Canada?

4,512 CAD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Architecture in Canada typically earns around 4,512 CAD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Architecture jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Architect5,662 CAD
Architectural Designer4,265 CAD
Architectural Drafter2,750 CAD
Architectural Manager7,778 CAD
CAD Drafter3,786 CAD
Drafter2,450 CAD
Drafting Supervisor3,750 CAD
Facilities / Project Manager8,333 CAD
Interior Designer3,890 CAD
Landscape Architect3,250 CAD
Mechanical Drafter3,917 CAD
Senior Architectural Technologist4,875 CAD

Architecture Jobs Salary Distribution in Canada

25% of people earn
3,083 CAD
or less
50% of people earn
4,000 CAD
or less
75% of people earn
5,583 CAD
or less
1,000 CAD
4,000 CAD
10,000 CAD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Architecture salaries in Canada range between 1,000 CAD per month (minimum salary) to 10,000 CAD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,000 CAD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Architecture are earning less than 4,000 CAD while the other half are earning more than 4,000 CAD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Architecture are earning less than 3,083 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 3,083 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Architecture are earning less than 5,583 CAD while 25% are earning more than 5,583 CAD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Architecture Salary Trend and Forecast in Canada

How are Architecture salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2015    =  
4,153 CAD
Average Salary 2016    +3%  
4,270 CAD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
4,389 CAD
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
4,512 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Architecture salaries in Canada are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 3% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Architecture Average Hourly Wage in Canada

23 CAD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Canada for Architecture is 23 CAD. This means that the average person in Canada earns approximatly 23 CAD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison of Architecture Jobs in Canada

4,512 CAD
5,597 CAD
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Canada salaries for Architecture and All Jobs and we found that Architecture salaries are 19% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Calgary4,647 CAD
Edmonton3,625 CAD
Langley7,000 CAD
Mississauga3,333 CAD
Montreal4,367 CAD
Toronto3,958 CAD
Vancouver5,564 CAD
Vaughan4,750 CAD
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