Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|August 2015||August 2016||August 2015 to August 2016|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||15,469.0||25.11||15,546.1||25.48||1.5|
|15 to 24 years||2,693.0||14.53||2,634.3||14.67||1.0|
|25 to 54 years||10,155.0||27.60||10,136.1||27.78||0.7|
|55 years and over||2,621.0||26.30||2,775.7||27.34||4.0|
|No union coverage3||10,885.5||23.45||10,983.3||23.85||1.7|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||2,636.8||25.09||2,648.6||25.54||1.8|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,276.4||35.07||1,228.5||35.66||1.7|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||1,631.3||30.35||1,675.9||31.74||4.6|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||398.9||21.92||394.6||21.21||-3.2|
|Sales and service occupations||3,996.8||16.63||4,114.7||16.40||-1.4|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||2,232.0||25.05||2,200.4||25.61||2.2|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||341.3||21.66||333.7||20.73||-4.3|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||825.0||20.98||833.5||21.81||4.0|
|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: 2016-09-09.
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