Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Alberta)
|May 2015||May 2016||May 2015 to May 2016|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||1,946.7||29.24||1,895.8||29.60||1.2|
|15 to 24 years||320.0||18.65||297.3||16.93||-9.2|
|25 to 54 years||1,314.5||31.82||1,296.7||32.00||0.6|
|55 years and over||312.2||29.24||301.8||31.75||8.6|
|No union coverage3||1,479.8||28.01||1,426.5||28.19||0.6|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||318.9||27.88||316.8||29.03||4.1|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||168.3||40.78||158.3||42.57||4.4|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||202.4||31.81||214.8||32.48||2.1|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||22.8||22.73||37.0||24.71||8.7|
|Sales and service occupations||452.3||18.65||478.4||18.23||-2.3|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||361.1||30.10||312.6||30.32||0.7|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||73.6||28.45||55.5||27.81||-2.2|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||70.8||28.47||56.6||27.73||-2.6|
|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: 2016-06-10.
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