Musicians and Singers

(NOC 5133)


People in this group work for film production, radio and television companies and stations; broadcasting departments; sound recording studios; record production, ballet and dance companies; symphony orchestras; bands; choirs; night clubs; dance academies; and private acting and dance schools. Many are self-employed.


Here are the average annual salaries.
2010: $47,694
2005: $41,288
2000: $16,599
1995: $14,241

Earnings Notes

These earnings are from the 1995 to 2010 Canadian Censuses and are adapted from Statistics Canada and Labour Force Survey respectively.

Adapted from: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-563-XCB2006069.

Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, custom tabulation.

Please note that the income for 1995 and 2000 includes self-employed professionals. In cases where no earnings information is indicated, information from Statistics Canada was unavailable due to insufficient information to suppress the data.

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Modified on May 20, 2012