Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Alberta)
|February 2016||February 2017||February 2016 to February 2017|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||1,885.0||29.80||1,869.0||29.82||0.1|
|15 to 24 years||283.2||17.02||267.4||17.83||4.8|
|25 to 54 years||1,302.6||31.95||1,295.0||31.98||0.1|
|55 years and over||299.1||32.55||306.6||31.13||-4.4|
|No union coverage3||1,403.5||28.51||1,398.0||28.24||-0.9|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||341.0||29.07||339.0||28.65||-1.4|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||158.0||41.41||148.7||42.55||2.8|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||202.8||32.38||226.5||34.30||5.9|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||38.2||21.70||35.9||24.18||11.4|
|Sales and service occupations||451.9||18.91||454.8||18.63||-1.5|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||318.5||31.03||307.0||30.39||-2.1|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||45.9||32.02||56.1||34.85||8.8|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||53.0||28.43||58.3||30.37||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: 2017-03-10.
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