Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Alberta)
|August 2015||August 2016||August 2015 to August 2016|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||1,950.1||29.16||1,905.5||29.21||0.2|
|15 to 24 years||335.7||17.70||313.2||16.91||-4.5|
|25 to 54 years||1,308.9||32.05||1,300.1||31.60||-1.4|
|55 years and over||305.5||29.40||292.2||31.76||8.0|
|No union coverage3||1,505.4||27.96||1,444.0||27.72||-0.9|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||323.5||27.77||329.7||29.20||5.1|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||178.9||42.71||144.6||41.45||-3.0|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||169.0||31.94||194.8||33.38||4.5|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||31.0||25.75||33.8||21.81||-15.3|
|Sales and service occupations||456.4||18.74||485.2||18.16||-3.1|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||372.3||29.72||325.7||29.94||0.7|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||78.6||29.91||59.8||27.11||-9.4|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||68.0||27.28||67.7||29.77||9.1|
|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: 2016-09-09.
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