Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (Alberta)
|December 2015||December 2016||December 2015 to December 2016|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||1,888.4||29.34||1,882.6||29.83||1.7|
|15 to 24 years||288.4||16.98||283.3||18.16||6.9|
|25 to 54 years||1,290.5||31.57||1,291.3||31.86||0.9|
|55 years and over||309.4||31.58||308.0||32.03||1.4|
|No union coverage3||1,432.9||28.15||1,402.7||28.29||0.5|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||317.8||28.45||330.2||28.58||0.5|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||173.4||41.01||150.2||42.36||3.3|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||197.6||30.51||229.9||34.37||12.7|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||35.9||23.95||28.9||23.76||-0.8|
|Sales and service occupations||448.5||18.63||476.7||18.78||0.8|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||315.6||30.72||305.6||30.94||0.7|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||50.6||31.72||54.7||33.23||4.8|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||64.6||27.40||62.2||29.87||9.0|
|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: 2017-01-06.
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