Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|May 2015||May 2016||May 2015 to May 2016|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||15,349.8||25.07||15,489.4||25.55||1.9|
|15 to 24 years||2,476.7||14.67||2,441.1||14.60||-0.5|
|25 to 54 years||10,207.6||27.27||10,255.5||27.79||1.9|
|55 years and over||2,665.5||26.31||2,792.7||26.92||2.3|
|No union coverage3||10,662.0||23.49||10,823.2||23.90||1.7|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||2,584.8||24.93||2,633.1||25.59||2.6|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,209.7||34.96||1,271.9||35.73||2.2|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||1,860.6||30.24||1,917.9||30.85||2.0|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||322.9||24.21||321.8||23.11||-4.5|
|Sales and service occupations||3,984.3||16.52||3,996.0||16.37||-0.9|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||2,224.7||24.82||2,112.8||25.47||2.6|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||319.4||21.59||330.8||20.67||-4.3|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||821.7||21.16||827.4||21.30||0.7|
|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: 2016-06-10.
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