Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|December 2013||December 2014||December 2013 to December 2014|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||15,035.8||24.51||15,178.5||24.97||1.9|
|15 to 24 years||2,267.2||14.03||2,320.3||14.60||4.1|
|25 to 54 years||10,236.3||26.38||10,298.4||26.92||2.0|
|55 years and over||2,532.3||26.35||2,559.8||26.50||0.6|
|No union coverage3||10,326.5||22.83||10,533.1||23.50||2.9|
|Business, finance and administrative occupations||2,860.4||23.11||2,891.3||23.99||3.8|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,199.0||33.49||1,204.7||34.38||2.7|
|Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion||1,511.7||31.62||1,598.5||31.57||-0.2|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||359.2||24.24||372.3||26.15||7.9|
|Sales and service occupations||3,942.9||16.57||3,980.6||16.77||1.2|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||2,161.0||24.08||2,175.2||24.72||2.7|
|Occupations unique to primary industry||252.2||24.04||284.7||22.95||-4.5|
|Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities||758.0||20.89||777.8||20.73||-0.8|
|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: 2015-01-09.
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