Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Alberta)
|March 2014||March 2015||March 2014 to March 2015|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||1,852.5||27.83||1,904.7||28.63||2.9|
|15 to 24 years||287.8||16.80||292.9||18.15||8.0|
|25 to 54 years||1,276.6||29.78||1,310.0||30.74||3.2|
|55 years and over||288.1||30.21||301.7||29.65||-1.9|
|No union coverage3||1,442.9||26.71||1,456.7||27.51||3.0|
|Business, finance and administrative occupations||342.1||25.87||332.1||27.22||5.2|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||155.8||39.15||158.9||38.59||-1.4|
|Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion||138.3||31.24||171.4||33.21||6.3|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||36.7||26.11||29.8||26.27||0.6|
|Sales and service occupations||476.2||18.35||472.2||18.70||1.9|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||332.9||29.14||357.0||30.12||3.4|
|Occupations unique to primary industry||77.9||31.43||59.4||27.32||-13.1|
|Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities||47.4||25.77||62.3||25.62||-0.6|
|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 282-0069 and 282-0073.
Last modified: 2015-04-10.
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