Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|December 2016||December 2017||December 2016 to December 2017|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||15,420.8||25.97||15,717.5||26.68||2.7|
|15 to 24 years||2,296.1||15.26||2,336.1||15.51||1.6|
|25 to 54 years||10,287.4||28.08||10,433.9||28.75||2.4|
|55 years and over||2,837.3||26.99||2,947.5||28.23||4.6|
|No union coverage3||10,730.5||24.32||10,901.0||25.17||3.5|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||2,650.4||25.92||2,672.6||26.32||1.5|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,201.6||36.23||1,316.8||36.74||1.4|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||1,863.5||32.03||1,845.1||32.53||1.6|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||345.5||22.86||320.2||23.82||4.2|
|Sales and service occupations||4,078.7||16.59||4,086.0||16.97||2.3|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||2,116.1||25.62||2,099.6||26.11||1.9|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||232.3||25.19||234.0||25.92||2.9|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||811.4||21.94||845.3||22.13||0.9|
|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: 2018-01-05.
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