Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|March 2016||March 2017||March 2016 to March 2017|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||14,972.9||25.83||15,272.7||26.12||1.1|
|15 to 24 years||2,208.5||14.71||2,215.5||14.84||0.9|
|25 to 54 years||10,051.4||27.87||10,247.6||28.33||1.7|
|55 years and over||2,713.0||27.30||2,809.7||26.95||-1.3|
|No union coverage3||10,388.7||24.16||10,589.8||24.52||1.5|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||2,634.7||25.92||2,615.9||26.03||0.4|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,268.2||36.44||1,222.0||35.75||-1.9|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||1,847.4||31.45||1,837.2||31.95||1.6|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||306.7||22.67||363.3||22.67||0.0|
|Sales and service occupations||3,886.1||16.43||3,993.6||16.79||2.2|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||1,997.5||25.68||2,064.2||25.82||0.5|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||223.8||23.40||230.5||25.38||8.5|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||753.1||21.53||793.4||22.23||3.3|
|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: 2017-04-07.
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