Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|April 2015||April 2016||April 2015 to April 2016|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||14,951.0||25.17||15,065.6||25.91||2.9|
|15 to 24 years||2,255.2||14.68||2,219.1||14.73||0.3|
|25 to 54 years||10,088.0||27.23||10,125.3||27.92||2.5|
|55 years and over||2,607.8||26.24||2,721.2||27.51||4.8|
|No union coverage3||10,312.1||23.52||10,472.2||24.25||3.1|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||2,551.3||24.83||2,600.9||25.94||4.5|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,180.8||34.59||1,265.4||36.63||5.9|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||1,858.4||30.69||1,888.2||31.30||2.0|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||306.2||24.62||308.3||22.75||-7.6|
|Sales and service occupations||3,909.6||16.53||3,925.8||16.43||-0.6|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||2,104.6||24.86||2,025.2||25.76||3.6|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||241.8||23.41||240.0||22.98||-1.8|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||783.3||21.37||765.6||21.62||1.2|
|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: 2016-05-06.
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