Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|October 2016||October 2017||October 2016 to October 2017|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||15,464.8||25.84||15,711.8||26.46||2.4|
|15 to 24 years||2,316.1||15.23||2,325.6||15.54||2.0|
|25 to 54 years||10,278.1||27.94||10,411.4||28.64||2.5|
|55 years and over||2,870.7||26.88||2,974.8||27.38||1.9|
|No union coverage3||10,701.9||24.08||10,920.1||24.88||3.3|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||2,624.5||25.80||2,677.8||26.12||1.2|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,179.3||35.78||1,285.5||36.46||1.9|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||1,909.9||32.22||1,834.1||31.86||-1.1|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||332.9||23.12||325.3||23.82||3.0|
|Sales and service occupations||3,984.3||16.42||4,028.8||16.96||3.3|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||2,223.4||25.59||2,200.1||26.29||2.7|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||292.2||22.77||282.4||23.96||5.2|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||815.7||21.87||828.4||21.76||-0.5|
|1. Those who work as employees of a private firm or business or the public sector. |
2. Employees who are members of a union and employees who are not union members but who are covered by a collective agreement or a union contract.
3. Employees who are not members of a union or not covered by a collective agreement or a union contract.
4. A permanent job is one that is expected to last as long as the employee wants it, given that business conditions permit. That is, there is no pre-determined termination date.
5. A temporary job has a predetermined end date, or will end as soon as a specified project is completed. Includes seasonal jobs; temporary, term or contract jobs including work done through a temporary help agency; casual jobs; and other temporary work.
Sources: Statistics Canada, CANSIM tables 282-0151 and 282-0073.
Last modified: 2017-11-03.
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