Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|November 2015||November 2016||November 2015 to November 2016|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||15,208.9||25.53||15,422.8||25.90||1.4|
|15 to 24 years||2,288.4||14.78||2,289.3||15.04||1.8|
|25 to 54 years||10,189.7||27.67||10,300.1||27.98||1.1|
|55 years and over||2,730.8||26.57||2,833.4||27.11||2.0|
|No union coverage3||10,507.3||23.88||10,719.8||24.18||1.3|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||2,592.2||25.16||2,628.8||25.94||3.1|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,270.2||35.24||1,202.9||36.24||2.8|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||1,822.0||30.91||1,863.4||32.02||3.6|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||309.7||23.98||351.3||22.84||-4.8|
|Sales and service occupations||3,923.9||16.69||4,062.4||16.45||-1.4|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||2,169.0||25.48||2,153.2||25.63||0.6|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||254.2||23.65||260.4||24.33||2.9|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||765.4||21.54||802.5||21.90||1.7|
|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: 2016-12-02.
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