Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Alberta)
|January 2015||January 2016||January 2015 to January 2016|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||1,914.9||28.55||1,863.9||29.27||2.5|
|15 to 24 years||299.7||18.18||274.8||17.07||-6.1|
|25 to 54 years||1,326.7||30.29||1,283.3||31.32||3.4|
|55 years and over||288.5||31.32||305.8||31.63||1.0|
|No union coverage3||1,496.3||27.46||1,396.3||27.93||1.7|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||317.5||27.83||309.9||29.18||4.9|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||157.2||39.25||166.8||39.81||1.4|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||209.6||33.35||199.8||30.57||-8.3|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||31.6||24.45||36.6||23.37||-4.4|
|Sales and service occupations||449.9||17.85||452.7||18.66||4.5|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||376.1||29.34||303.5||30.64||4.4|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||64.0||29.10||49.5||31.70||8.9|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||68.2||25.87||56.3||28.44||9.9|
|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: 2016-02-05.
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