Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|February 2014||February 2015||February 2014 to February 2015|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||14,792.3||24.51||14,844.7||24.96||1.8|
|15 to 24 years||2,238.0||14.14||2,248.8||14.46||2.3|
|25 to 54 years||10,009.9||26.39||10,032.3||26.95||2.1|
|55 years and over||2,544.4||26.21||2,563.5||26.39||0.7|
|No union coverage3||10,245.7||22.89||10,277.4||23.38||2.1|
|Business, finance and administrative occupations||2,863.2||23.30||2,862.2||24.09||3.4|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,148.8||34.48||1,158.1||34.27||-0.6|
|Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion||1,437.1||31.40||1,545.0||31.43||0.1|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||367.2||22.49||350.2||25.57||13.7|
|Sales and service occupations||3,872.8||16.32||3,960.4||16.81||3.0|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||2,098.4||24.47||2,112.0||25.03||2.3|
|Occupations unique to primary industry||257.3||24.49||228.7||23.44||-4.3|
|Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities||731.9||20.70||730.5||21.26||2.7|
|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 282-0069 and 282-0073.
Last modified: 2015-03-13.
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