Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|December 2015||December 2016||December 2015 to December 2016|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||15,129.3||25.55||15,420.8||25.97||1.6|
|15 to 24 years||2,277.2||14.80||2,296.1||15.26||3.1|
|25 to 54 years||10,126.0||27.70||10,287.4||28.08||1.4|
|55 years and over||2,726.0||26.55||2,837.3||26.99||1.7|
|No union coverage3||10,477.8||23.91||10,730.5||24.32||1.7|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||2,596.3||25.35||2,650.4||25.92||2.2|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,265.3||35.46||1,201.6||36.23||2.2|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||1,846.0||30.73||1,863.5||32.03||4.2|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||312.3||23.48||345.5||22.86||-2.6|
|Sales and service occupations||3,950.9||16.59||4,078.7||16.59||0.0|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||2,076.7||25.78||2,116.1||25.62||-0.6|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||227.3||24.52||232.3||25.19||2.7|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||780.6||21.57||811.4||21.94||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: 2017-01-06.
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