Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Alberta)
|March 2015||March 2016||March 2015 to March 2016|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||1,904.7||28.63||1,891.9||29.97||4.7|
|15 to 24 years||292.9||18.15||287.0||17.01||-6.3|
|25 to 54 years||1,310.0||30.74||1,309.8||32.27||5.0|
|55 years and over||301.7||29.65||295.2||32.38||9.2|
|No union coverage3||1,456.7||27.51||1,417.6||28.78||4.6|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||307.0||27.67||335.5||29.40||6.3|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||158.4||38.63||169.8||42.70||10.5|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||215.5||31.49||206.8||32.31||2.6|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||26.4||24.94||36.9||21.42||-14.1|
|Sales and service occupations||458.7||18.44||458.4||18.82||2.1|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||349.6||30.04||316.6||31.21||3.9|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||58.3||27.56||48.1||30.96||12.3|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||67.3||26.62||51.7||28.42||6.8|
|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: 2016-04-08.
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