Average hourly wages of employees by selected characteristics and occupation, unadjusted data, by province (monthly) (British Columbia)
|July 2016||July 2017||July 2016 to July 2017|
|number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||number of employees1 (thousands)||average hourly wage ($)||% change in hourly wage|
|15 years and over||1,995.4||25.15||2,055.0||25.40||1.0|
|15 to 24 years||358.9||15.15||390.3||15.01||-0.9|
|25 to 54 years||1,265.3||27.50||1,275.4||27.99||1.8|
|55 years and over||371.2||26.83||389.3||27.33||1.9|
|No union coverage3||1,449.8||23.33||1,499.3||23.94||2.6|
|Business, finance and administration occupations||337.9||24.75||370.1||25.95||4.8|
|Natural and applied sciences and related occupations||150.9||35.57||151.6||34.69||-2.5|
|Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services||202.9||30.48||193.4||30.36||-0.4|
|Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport||57.3||23.00||65.3||24.65||7.2|
|Sales and service occupations||549.5||16.69||584.7||16.70||0.1|
|Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations||303.5||26.32||310.6||27.20||3.3|
|Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations||47.3||21.02||47.5||21.62||2.9|
|Occupations in manufacturing and utilities||81.5||24.31||85.6||24.33||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: 2017-08-04.
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