Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and profession, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|May 2012||May 2013||May 2012 to May 2013|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||14,984.5||23.53||15,188.1||24.08||2.3|
|15 to 24 years||2,417.2||13.65||2,454.9||13.94||2.1|
|25 to 54 years||10,176.2||25.51||10,214.4||26.08||2.2|
|55 years and over||2,391.1||25.10||2,518.8||25.82||2.9|
|No union coverage3||10,273.4||21.96||10,391.2||22.45||2.2|
|Business, finance and administrative occupations||2,804.5||22.24||2,858.6||22.92||3.1|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,124.7||33.09||1,202.3||33.44||1.1|
|Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion||1,452.6||30.40||1,530.9||30.88||1.6|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||344.5||23.74||352.4||24.23||2.1|
|Sales and service occupations||3,893.0||15.75||3,970.7||16.22||3.0|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||2,247.1||23.23||2,195.0||23.86||2.7|
|Occupations unique to primary industry||323.4||19.66||339.7||20.10||2.2|
|Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities||792.7||19.67||764.3||20.02||1.8|
|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: 2013-06-07.
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