Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Canada)
|May 2014||May 2015||May 2014 to May 2015|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||15,194.0||24.31||15,349.8||25.07||3.1|
|15 to 24 years||2,481.2||14.16||2,476.7||14.67||3.6|
|25 to 54 years||10,155.1||26.41||10,207.6||27.27||3.3|
|55 years and over||2,557.7||25.81||2,665.5||26.31||1.9|
|No union coverage3||10,528.8||22.65||10,662.0||23.49||3.7|
|Business, finance and administrative occupations||2,765.6||23.31||2,800.5||24.12||3.5|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||1,208.1||34.41||1,215.8||34.96||1.6|
|Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion||1,463.5||30.45||1,551.5||31.44||3.3|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||356.3||23.89||374.6||25.49||6.7|
|Sales and service occupations||4,026.2||16.16||4,006.5||16.98||5.1|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||2,244.1||24.42||2,269.1||24.81||1.6|
|Occupations unique to primary industry||352.7||21.49||330.1||21.53||0.2|
|Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities||776.3||20.53||799.2||20.80||1.3|
|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 282-0069 and 282-0073.
Last modified: 2015-06-05.
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