Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Canadian Salary Survey

Canadian $2 coin, nicknamed "toonie"Image via Wikipedia
If you had moved to Canada a few years ago from the UK, Europe or USA, you were likely to have found Canadian wages a bit lower than you were used to; not so now.

The average salary in Canadian dollars has risen by 10 to 15 percent since 2007.

This rise, in combination with the strengthening Canadian dollar, has pushed the average salary in Canada higher than in the UK, the USA and most of Europe. (Between January 2007 and January 2011, the US dollar fell 15 percent, the British pound fell 32 percent and the euro fell 11 percent against the Canadian dollar.)

Average wages for men and women working in different employment sectors are as follows


Canadian Average Hourly Earnings 2011

Earnings
Classification
Average
Hourly
Earnings 2011
Average
Hourly
Earnings 2008
Males$24.81$23.44
Females$21.33$19.83
Full Time Employees$24.81$21.66
Part Time Employees$16.24-





Average Weekly Wages in Canada in 2010
ProfessionAverage
Weekly Wage
Aug 2010
Average
Weekly Wage
Aug 2008
Forestry, logging and support$971$812
Mining and quarrying, and oil and gas extraction$1,801$1,524
Utilities$1,516$1,422
Construction$1,071$1,023
Manufacturing$977$943
Wholesale trade$1,024$960
Retail trade$501$486
Transportation and warehousing$900$873
Information and cultural industries$1,100$992
Finance and insurance$1,050$1,014
Real estate and rental and leasing$784$783
Professional, scientific and technical services$1,170$1,065
Management of companies and enterprises$1,105$1,038
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services$727$677
Educational services$946$865
Health care and social assistance$792$752
Arts, entertainment and recreation$562$502
Accommodation and food services$361$335
Other services (excluding public administration)$670$667
Public administration$1,085$1,092





Looking at jobs throughout Canada, typical wages are as follows: 
Average Hourly Wages in Canada in 2007
ProfessionAverage
Hourly Wage
Retail Sales / Sales Clerk$11
Data Entry Clerk$15
Bookkeeper$16
Accounting Clerk$17
Truck Driver$19
Plumber$22
Carpenter$22
Executive Assistant$22
Electrician$25
Architect$27
Social Worker$28
Registered Nurse$32
Computer Engineer (not software)$33
Physiotherapist$34
Lawyer$36
Computer and Info Systems Manager$37
Engineering Manager$45
Dentist$60