Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|April 2014||April 2015||April 2014 to April 2015|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||14,828.1||24.60||14,951.0||25.17||2.3|
|15 to 24 years||2,244.5||14.01||2,255.2||14.68||4.8|
|25 to 54 years||10,037.3||26.52||10,088.0||27.23||2.7|
|55 years and over||2,546.4||26.36||2,607.8||26.24||-0.5|
|No union coverage3||10,245.4||22.97||10,312.1||23.52||2.4|
|Business, finance and administrative occupations||2,817.8||23.54||2,783.6||24.07||2.3|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,159.7||34.62||1,185.3||34.56||-0.2|
|Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion||1,468.1||30.99||1,549.3||31.95||3.1|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||352.4||24.45||360.7||25.81||5.6|
|Sales and service occupations||3,877.5||16.25||3,921.7||16.96||4.4|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||2,106.5||24.58||2,146.7||24.89||1.3|
|Occupations unique to primary industry||280.7||23.10||248.6||23.26||0.7|
|Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities||754.9||20.69||758.0||20.97||1.4|
|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 282-0069 and 282-0073.
Last modified: 2015-05-08.
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