$37, 000 - $67, 000



At a glance

Plasterers work indoors and out selecting, mixing, and applying gypsum, concrete, or acrylic mixtures to exterior and interior walls and ceilings to produce plain or decorative surfaces that are fire, weather, or sound resistant.

Work environment

Work environments for construction careers can be located outdoors or indoors or both. Work hours may vary as well. Some positions are seasonal while others are all year round, but part-time. Other positions are project-based and may require you to work full-time until the project is complete. And, of course there are careers that have full-time hours all year round.

Below is a list of workplaces where you might find opportunities to gain apprenticeship hours and/or experience. (Source:

  • New construction sites
  • Renovation jobs (commercial and residential)
  • Self-employed

Other conditions: indoors, outdoors, all weather conditions, standing, bending, lifting, work on high scaffolds, use heating devices in winter

Mini Skills Assessment

If you answer YES to the questions below, then you should consider becoming a Plasterer!

  • Would you enjoy working with hand tools?
  • Could you create decorative textures in usual spaces?
  • Do challenging conditions excite you?
  • Are you comfortable with heights?

Essential Skills Profiles

The Government of Canada Job Bank has identified Nine Literacy and Essential Skills (Reading, Writing, Document Use, Numeracy, Computer Use, Thinking, Oral Communication, Working with Others, and Continuous Learning).

Below you will find links to the Essential Skills Profiles for this occupation and/or related ones.


Below you will find salary ranges for entry to senior level positions for a Plasterer or a related field.

(Source: and/or Manitoba Prospects).

*Effective October 1, 2014 minimum wage will increase to $10.70 per hour.

Salary Range for Plasterers

$11-$32/ hour

First Year: $11-$16/hour

After completion of training: $18-$32/ hour

Full-time: $37, 000 - $67, 000

Manitoba Prospects 2013


$40, 110/$54, 600 (reflects Interior Systems Mechanics/Lathers)

Every year, the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) Construction Sector releases Minimum Wage Schedules for Manitoba. Below are the minimum wage rates for this career.

Minimum Wage RateJanuary 1, 2017 or after

Trainee 2$23.05
Trainee 1$17.25


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