Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|March 2014||March 2015||March 2014 to March 2015|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||14,790.4||24.55||14,851.8||25.03||2.0|
|15 to 24 years||2,261.6||14.10||2,260.7||14.50||2.8|
|25 to 54 years||9,999.2||26.48||9,996.4||27.08||2.3|
|55 years and over||2,529.5||26.28||2,594.7||26.29||0.0|
|No union coverage3||10,230.2||22.95||10,258.4||23.37||1.8|
|Business, finance and administrative occupations||2,858.7||23.53||2,817.1||24.06||2.3|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,159.6||34.63||1,159.5||34.38||-0.7|
|Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion||1,447.4||30.91||1,574.3||31.18||0.9|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||369.8||23.43||353.8||25.47||8.7|
|Sales and service occupations||3,882.8||16.28||3,965.2||16.93||4.0|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||2,083.5||24.58||2,091.0||25.05||1.9|
|Occupations unique to primary industry||250.6||24.38||219.3||23.58||-3.3|
|Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities||741.4||20.59||728.9||20.96||1.8|
|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: 2015-04-10.
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