Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|August 2016||August 2017||August 2016 to August 2017|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||15,546.1||25.48||15,820.4||25.93||1.8|
|15 to 24 years||2,634.3||14.67||2,663.1||14.99||2.2|
|25 to 54 years||10,136.1||27.78||10,250.3||28.37||2.1|
|55 years and over||2,775.7||27.34||2,907.0||27.34||0.0|
|No union coverage3||10,983.3||23.85||11,203.6||24.36||2.1|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||2,648.6||25.54||2,688.4||25.92||1.5|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,228.5||35.66||1,306.0||35.83||0.5|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||1,675.9||31.74||1,567.4||32.04||0.9|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||394.6||21.21||377.5||22.07||4.1|
|Sales and service occupations||4,114.7||16.40||4,175.0||16.71||1.9|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||2,200.4||25.61||2,219.5||25.74||0.5|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||333.7||20.73||361.7||21.55||4.0|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||833.5||21.81||841.9||22.05||1.1|
|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: 2017-09-08.
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