Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|March 2015||March 2016||March 2015 to March 2016|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||14,851.8||25.03||14,972.9||25.83||3.2|
|15 to 24 years||2,260.7||14.50||2,208.5||14.71||1.4|
|25 to 54 years||9,996.4||27.08||10,051.4||27.87||2.9|
|55 years and over||2,594.7||26.29||2,713.0||27.30||3.8|
|No union coverage3||10,258.4||23.37||10,388.7||24.16||3.4|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||2,577.5||24.78||2,634.7||25.92||4.6|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,156.1||34.39||1,268.2||36.44||6.0|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||1,874.1||30.16||1,847.4||31.45||4.3|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||313.0||24.00||306.7||22.67||-5.5|
|Sales and service occupations||3,953.7||16.51||3,886.1||16.43||-0.5|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||2,048.7||25.03||1,997.5||25.68||2.6|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||213.3||23.73||223.8||23.40||-1.4|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||753.0||21.37||753.1||21.53||0.7|
|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: 2016-04-08.
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