Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (British Columbia)
|May 2016||May 2017||May 2016 to May 2017|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||1,977.9||25.23||2,053.8||25.16||-0.3|
|15 to 24 years||326.4||14.64||361.4||15.07||2.9|
|25 to 54 years||1,273.4||27.30||1,307.1||27.31||0.0|
|55 years and over||378.1||27.44||385.3||27.37||-0.3|
|No union coverage3||1,404.2||23.35||1,444.4||23.60||1.1|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||332.6||24.71||357.1||24.74||0.1|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||144.7||35.68||148.8||34.28||-3.9|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||236.0||30.08||211.8||30.14||0.2|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||45.9||24.40||59.6||24.32||-0.3|
|Sales and service occupations||546.5||16.80||581.8||17.00||1.2|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||282.3||26.71||312.4||26.53||-0.7|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||40.0||22.98||43.6||24.27||5.6|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||82.0||23.49||84.0||23.47||-0.1|
|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: 2017-06-09.
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