Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|January 2016||January 2017||January 2016 to January 2017|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||14,888.5||25.66||15,245.4||25.97||1.2|
|15 to 24 years||2,195.1||14.66||2,210.0||15.11||3.1|
|25 to 54 years||10,004.1||27.74||10,244.6||28.09||1.3|
|55 years and over||2,689.3||26.88||2,790.8||26.77||-0.4|
|No union coverage3||10,312.0||24.05||10,562.6||24.32||1.1|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||2,559.8||25.68||2,639.4||25.86||0.7|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,244.5||35.49||1,205.6||35.50||0.0|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||1,842.0||30.89||1,888.5||31.87||3.2|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||311.4||22.88||352.7||23.07||0.8|
|Sales and service occupations||3,852.4||16.46||3,976.4||16.61||0.9|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||1,978.6||25.54||2,037.2||25.86||1.3|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||213.6||24.86||225.5||25.75||3.6|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||777.0||21.87||787.7||22.41||2.5|
|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: 2017-02-10.
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