Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Alberta)
|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||1,907.2||27.86||1,946.7||29.24||5.0|
|15 to 24 years||319.4||17.11||320.0||18.65||9.0|
|25 to 54 years||1,286.4||30.18||1,314.5||31.82||5.4|
|55 years and over||301.4||29.36||312.2||29.24||-0.4|
|No union coverage3||1,467.5||26.88||1,479.8||28.01||4.2|
|Business, finance and administrative occupations||330.6||25.87||336.4||27.54||6.5|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||161.1||39.52||168.9||40.73||3.1|
|Occupations in social science, education, government service and religion||143.6||30.81||154.0||33.88||10.0|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||36.0||28.11||28.9||25.94||-7.7|
|Sales and service occupations||494.8||18.07||474.5||18.97||5.0|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||359.2||29.28||367.4||30.12||2.9|
|Occupations unique to primary industry||82.0||30.20||74.3||28.40||-6.0|
|Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities||58.5||27.62||67.3||27.70||0.3|
|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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