Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (British Columbia)
|November 2016||November 2017||November 2016 to November 2017|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||1,973.1||25.38||2,024.9||26.82||5.7|
|15 to 24 years||313.6||15.15||337.1||15.65||3.3|
|25 to 54 years||1,287.2||27.57||1,301.2||29.26||6.1|
|55 years and over||372.3||26.46||386.6||28.36||7.2|
|No union coverage3||1,395.4||23.96||1,398.3||25.07||4.6|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||341.7||25.61||319.6||26.35||2.9|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||136.3||36.84||148.6||36.23||-1.7|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||209.9||29.72||240.3||31.70||6.7|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||48.8||23.45||52.4||26.11||11.3|
|Sales and service occupations||563.5||17.35||555.9||17.68||1.9|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||317.7||26.28||292.6||28.31||7.7|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||35.2||24.66||40.2||24.74||0.3|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||76.2||24.11||82.0||25.02||3.8|
|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: 2017-12-01.
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