Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|September 2015||September 2016||September 2015 to September 2016|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||15,283.4||25.45||15,407.1||25.80||1.4|
|15 to 24 years||2,303.8||14.76||2,287.3||15.17||2.8|
|25 to 54 years||10,253.1||27.60||10,254.0||27.81||0.8|
|55 years and over||2,726.4||26.40||2,865.8||27.10||2.7|
|No union coverage3||10,561.8||23.80||10,654.4||24.08||1.2|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||2,580.8||25.20||2,586.2||25.64||1.7|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,254.2||35.33||1,186.0||35.69||1.0|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||1,779.0||30.80||1,859.1||32.17||4.4|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||309.5||25.11||317.7||23.76||-5.4|
|Sales and service occupations||3,955.4||16.62||4,007.2||16.40||-1.3|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||2,182.4||25.34||2,221.6||25.66||1.3|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||316.6||22.90||299.4||22.22||-3.0|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||778.4||21.23||820.0||21.87||3.0|
|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: 2016-10-07.
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