Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Alberta)
|May 2016||May 2017||May 2016 to May 2017|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||1,895.8||29.60||1,930.7||29.45||-0.5|
|15 to 24 years||297.3||16.93||296.7||17.37||2.6|
|25 to 54 years||1,296.7||32.00||1,309.7||31.87||-0.4|
|55 years and over||301.8||31.75||324.3||30.71||-3.3|
|No union coverage3||1,426.5||28.19||1,466.1||28.09||-0.4|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||316.8||29.03||323.7||28.47||-1.9|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||158.3||42.57||138.3||40.53||-4.8|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||214.8||32.48||213.3||33.25||2.4|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||37.0||24.71||28.1||22.99||-7.0|
|Sales and service occupations||478.4||18.23||474.6||19.02||4.3|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||312.6||30.32||356.6||30.29||-0.1|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||55.5||27.81||67.2||28.95||4.1|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||56.6||27.73||62.8||30.99||11.8|
|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: 2017-06-09.
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