Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Alberta)
|January 2016||January 2017||January 2016 to January 2017|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||1,863.9||29.27||1,868.7||29.54||0.9|
|15 to 24 years||274.8||17.07||275.1||18.09||6.0|
|25 to 54 years||1,283.3||31.32||1,284.6||31.63||1.0|
|55 years and over||305.8||31.63||309.1||31.04||-1.9|
|No union coverage3||1,396.3||27.93||1,391.7||27.90||-0.1|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||309.9||29.18||337.3||28.35||-2.8|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||166.8||39.81||148.6||41.11||3.3|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||199.8||30.57||234.6||33.49||9.6|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||36.6||23.37||31.9||23.84||2.0|
|Sales and service occupations||452.7||18.66||451.0||18.67||0.1|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||303.5||30.64||301.4||31.03||1.3|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||49.5||31.70||59.9||33.40||5.4|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||56.3||28.44||56.4||30.22||6.3|
|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 282-0151 and 282-0073.
Last modified: 2017-02-10.
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