Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Alberta)
|April 2016||April 2017||April 2016 to April 2017|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||1,875.5||30.10||1,868.6||29.88||-0.7|
|15 to 24 years||280.0||17.05||266.6||17.16||0.6|
|25 to 54 years||1,294.3||32.25||1,286.4||32.20||-0.2|
|55 years and over||301.3||33.03||315.6||31.15||-5.7|
|No union coverage3||1,414.9||28.83||1,395.6||28.38||-1.6|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||327.7||29.36||314.6||28.98||-1.3|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||164.6||43.88||143.8||42.51||-3.1|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||207.3||32.41||224.6||32.94||1.6|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||37.0||24.01||30.7||24.23||0.9|
|Sales and service occupations||461.9||18.91||460.2||18.77||-0.7|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||320.6||31.16||321.2||30.42||-2.4|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||47.5||30.08||58.1||33.38||11.0|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||49.2||27.96||61.6||30.42||8.8|
|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: 2017-05-05.
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