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Occupation Hourly Wage Unemployment Unionization
Accounting and Related Clerks $15.78 4% 22%
Administrative Clerks $16.62 3% 35%
Administrative Officers $18.14 3% 17%
Administrative Services Managers $30.78 2% 12%
Administrative Support Clerks $16.72 3% 37%
Air Pilots, Flight Engineers and Flying Instructors $27.45 4% 49%
Aircraft Mechanics and Aircraft Inspectors $23.45 5% 49%
Airline Sales and Service Agents $17.67 3% 70%
Ambulance Attendants and Other Paramedical Occupations $20.96 2% 77%
Announcers and Other Performers $17.85 5% 19%
Architects, Urban Planners and Land Surveyors $25.62 3% 31%
Assemblers and Inspectors, Electrical Appliance, Apparatus and Equipment Manufacturing $14.70 8% 46%
Athletes, Coaches, Referees and Related Occupations $12.25 8% 24%
Auditors, Accountants and Investment Professionals $25.00 2% 17%
Authors and Writers $23.00 5% 19%
Automotive Service Technicians, Truck and Bus Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers $17.24 2% 19%
Babysitters, Nannies and Parents' Helpers $8.83 8% 45%
Bakers $11.16 4% 30%
Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Clerks $15.72 3% 14%
Biological Technologists and Technicians $19.83 6% 42%
Bookkeepers $14.88 3% 0%
Bricklayers $21.93 9% 52%
Bus Drivers, Subway Operators and Other Transit Operators $16.18 5% 59%
Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants $26.22 3% 23%
Butchers, Meat Cutters and Fishmongers - Retail and Wholesale $11.47 5% 46%
Cabinetmakers $14.87 10% 14%
Carpenters $17.65 11% 38%
Cashiers $8.71 7% 20%
Central Control and Process Operators in Manufacturing and Processing $23.96 2% 53%
Chain Saw and Skidder Operators $17.36 17% 26%
Chefs $13.71 5% 10%
Chemical Technologists and Technicians $21.05 4% 32%
Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians $21.81 3% 35%
Civil Engineers $29.79 2% 19%
Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical Engineers $31.10 3% 19%
Cleaners $12.08 7% 38%
Clerical Occupations, General Office Skills $13.53 5% 26%
Clerical Supervisors $19.53 4% 24%
Collectors $17.21 3% 39%
College and Other Vocational Instructors $26.56 5% 55%
Community and Social Service Workers $16.69 4% 45%
Computer and Information Systems Managers $35.11 1% 12%
Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers) $35.15 4% 17%
Computer Network Technicians $22.94 4% 29%
Computer Programmers and Interactive Media Developers $26.56 4% 17%
Concrete Finishers $19.67 12% 50%
Conference and Event Planners $17.50 4% 20%
Construction Managers $29.28 2% 17%
Construction Millwrights and Industrial Mechanics (Except Textile) $22.29 4% 57%
Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers $15.17 20% 29%
Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades $21.78 5% 31%
Contractors and Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews $22.77 4% 43%
Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades $23.38 1% 20%
Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers $22.30 3% 33%
Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers $23.23 2% 11%
Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers $23.23 2% 32%
Contractors, Operators and Supervisors in Agriculture, Horticulture and Aquaculture $15.33 2% 10%
Cooks $9.90 9% 13%
Crane Operators $21.59 7% 66%
Crane Operators, Drillers and Blasters $21.22 8% 62%
Creative and Performing Artists $19.98 5% 23%
Customer Service Representatives - Financial Services $13.85 3% 14%
Customer Service, Information and Related Clerks $14.51 5% 27%
Data Entry Clerks $14.41 8% 30%
Delivery and Courier Service Drivers $13.28 6% 24%
Dental Assistants $16.51 2% 0%
Dentists $26.57 2% 82%
Drafting Technologists and Technicians $20.94 3% 15%
Early Childhood Educators and Assistants $12.67 2% 24%
Editors $23.54 4% 28%
Education Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers $26.66 4% 61%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians $23.11 4% 35%
Electrical and Electronics Engineers $33.48 2% 20%
Electrical Trades and Telecommunications Occupations $22.30 6% 62%
Electricians (Except Industrial and Power System) $20.92 9% 53%
Electronic Service Technicians (Household and Business Equipment) $19.98 5% 28%
Electronics Assemblers, Fabricators, Inspectors and Testers $13.69 8% 19%
Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants $14.98 9% 72%
Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers $26.17 2% 93%
Employment Counsellors $20.58 3% 39%
Estheticians, Electrologists and Related Occupations $11.29 3% 13%
Executive Assistants $20.60 3% 19%
Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors $20.50 2% 50%
Farmers and Farm Managers $13.96 1% 41%
Finance and Insurance Administrative Occupations $17.80 2% 11%
Firefighters $24.47 0% 91%
Fishing Vessel Masters and Skippers and Fishermen/women $14.79 17% 22%
Floor Covering Installers $17.61 8% 30%
Food Counter Attendants, Kitchen Helpers and Related Occupations $8.90 9% 17%
General Farm Workers $10.67 11% 0%
General Practitioners and Family Physicians $24.24 0% 54%
Graphic Designers and Illustrators $19.00 3% 18%
Grocery Clerks and Store Shelf Stockers $9.53 6% 35%
Hairstylists and Barbers $10.63 2% 0%
Head Nurses and Supervisors $27.18 1% 56%
Heavy Equipment Operators (Except Crane) $18.94 12% 47%
Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics $20.21 4% 40%
Hotel Front Desk Clerks $10.22 6% 13%
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers $29.47 4% 14%
Industrial Electricians $24.32 4% 67%
Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Technologists and Technicians $23.53 3% 20%
Information Systems Analysts and Consultants $29.45 3% 22%
Inspectors in Public and Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety $26.12 3% 54%
Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities $23.40 2% 91%
Insurance Agents and Brokers $18.37 3% 0%
Interior Designers $18.71 1% 39%
Ironworkers $23.68 15% 77%
Judges, Lawyers and Notaries in Canada $33.37 1% 16%
Labourers in Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities $13.25 13% 39%
Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Contractors and Managers $15.26 10% 64%
Legal Secretaries $17.09 4% 14%
Librarians $22.70 3% 67%
Librarians, Archivists, Conservators and Curators $22.65 4% 63%
Library, Correspondence and Related Information Clerks $14.24 7% 30%
Licensed Practical Nurses $18.52 1% 85%
Loan Officers $19.40 1% 0%
Logging Machinery Operators $19.51 14% 37%
Longshore Workers and Material Handlers and Related Occupations $14.22 11% 34%
Machine Operators and Related Workers in Chemical, Plastic and Rubber Processing $15.77 6% 42%
Machine Operators and Related Workers in Fabric, Fur and Leather Products Manufacturing $10.59 11% 26%
Machine Operators and Related Workers in Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing $14.13 8% 51%
Machine Operators and Related Workers in Metal and Mineral Products Processing $18.47 4% 57%
Machine Operators and Related Workers in Pulp and Paper Production and Wood Processing $18.55 4% 62%
Machine Operators and Related Workers in Textile Processing $12.77 7% 47%
Machinery and Transportation Equipment Mechanics (Except Motor Vehicle) $21.83 5% 52%
Machining Tool Operators $17.46 7% 27%
Machining, Metalworking, Woodworking and Related Machine Operators $15.80 6% 37%
Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors $18.99 3% 33%
Mail and Message Distribution Occupations $16.05 4% 64%
Managers in Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport $25.85 2% 12%
Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting) $31.84 1% 14%
Managers in Construction and Transportation $28.94 2% 14%
Managers in Engineering, Architecture and Information Systems $35.40 2% 11%
Managers in Financial and Business Services $30.16 2% 0%
Managers in Food Service and Accommodation $16.38 4% 0%
Managers in Health, Education, Social and Community Services $30.16 3% 30%
Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities $31.39 3% 0%
Managers in Public Administration $35.26 2% 57%
Manufacturing Managers $30.64 3% 0%
Material Handlers $14.02 10% 33%
Mechanical Assemblers and Inspectors $17.54 7% 45%
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians $22.81 3% 25%
Mechanical Engineers $29.83 4% 19%
Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics Assemblers $18.59 7% 50%
Medical Laboratory Technicians $20.32 3% 60%
Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists' Assistants $24.17 2% 59%
Medical Radiation Technologists $24.12 1% 75%
Medical Technologists and Technicians (Except Dental) $21.87 2% 59%
Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades $19.48 8% 47%
Metalworking Machine Operators $16.42 7% 42%
Mine Service Workers and Operators in Oil and Gas Drilling $20.78 7% 16%
Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers $23.98 5% 72%
Motor Vehicle Body Repairers $16.41 6% 10%
Musicians and Singers $19.38 5% 31%
Nurse Aides, Orderlies and Patient Service Associates $14.77 2% 69%
Nursery and Greenhouse Workers $10.78 16% 0%
Occupational Therapists $26.27 4% 63%
Occupations in Food and Beverage Service $10.23 7% 0%
Occupations in Travel and Accommodation $14.43 4% 36%
Oil and Gas Well Drilling Workers and Services Operators $20.88 7% 12%
Optometrists, Chiropractors and Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Professionals $21.37 1% 51%
Other Assembly and Related Occupations $13.52 8% 27%
Other Elemental Sales Occupations $10.60 13% 0%
Other Elemental Service Occupations $10.53 7% 31%
Other Engineers $32.31 3% 15%
Other Fishing and Trapping Occupations $13.91 46% 23%
Other Installers, Repairers and Servicers $14.95 10% 20%
Other Mechanics $16.76 4% 21%
Other Occupations in Travel, Accommodation, Amusement and Recreation $10.25 11% 19%
Other Services Managers $20.76 3% 11%
Other Technical Inspectors and Regulatory Officers $25.82 3% 56%
Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) $18.94 1% 74%
Other Transport Equipment Operators and Related Workers $18.35 6% 76%
Painters and Decorators $15.58 11% 28%
Paralegal and Related Occupations $20.00 3% 14%
Payroll Clerks $17.90 4% 31%
Personnel and Recruitment Officers $21.02 4% 21%
Pet Groomers and Animal Care Workers $10.16 5% 13%
Pharmacists $32.47 0% 26%
Pharmacists, Dietitians and Nutritionists $30.17 1% 34%
Photographers $16.47 2% 25%
Photographers, Graphics Arts Technicians and Technical and Co-ordinating Occupations in Motion Pictures, Broadcasting an $18.31 8% 40%
Physical Science Professionals $29.23 2% 30%
Physiotherapists $25.89 2% 61%
Plasterers, Drywall Installers and Finishers and Lathers $18.45 10% 42%
Plumbers $20.41 5% 50%
Police Officers (Except Commissioned) $25.50 0% 72%
Policy and Program Officers, Researchers and Consultants $26.65 3% 48%
Post-Secondary Teaching and Research Assistants $18.30 6% 39%
Primary Production Labourers $13.19 25% 19%
Printing Machine Operators and Related Occupations $14.00 6% 28%
Printing Press Operators $18.50 3% 32%
Printing Press Operators, Commercial Divers and Other Trades and Related Occupations $18.60 3% 34%
Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management $27.50 3% 15%
Professional Occupations in Public Relations and Communications $22.51 5% 27%
Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation, Sport and Fitness $12.03 8% 27%
Property Administrators $18.37 2% 10%
Psychologists $29.97 1% 64%
Public Works and Maintenance Labourers $16.69 10% 67%
Public Works Maintenance Equipment Operators $17.24 8% 58%
Purchasing Agents and Officers $21.62 3% 29%
Real Estate Agents and Salespersons $17.12 1% 33%
Recording, Scheduling and Distributing Occupations $14.96 6% 29%
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics $21.79 6% 47%
Registered Nurses $25.92 1% 84%
Residential and Commercial Installers and Servicers $15.49 10% 15%
Retail and Wholesale Buyers $16.33 4% 0%
Retail Salespersons and Sales Clerks $10.58 7% 0%
Roofers and Shinglers $18.43 14% 29%
Sales and Service Supervisors $14.11 3% 15%
Sales and Service Supervisors $14.11 3% 0%
Sales Representatives - Wholesale Trade (Non-Technical) $18.85 3% 0%
Sales, Marketing and Advertising Managers $29.97 3% 0%
Secondary School Teachers $27.57 3% 93%
Secretaries (Except Legal and Medical) $15.53 3% 37%
Secretaries, Recorders and Transcriptionists $15.73 3% 34%
Security Guards and Related Occupations $12.53 6% 41%
Service Station Attendants $7.79 10% 0%
Sheet Metal Workers $20.58 7% 60%
Social Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers $25.92 3% 55%
Social Workers $24.72 2% 69%
Software Engineers and Designers $32.71 1% 0%
Specialist Physicians $25.45 0% 41%
Specialists in Human Resources $27.26 1% 37%
Stationary Engineers and Auxiliary Equipment Operators $22.31 5% 75%
Stationary Engineers and Power Station and System Operators $24.58 4% 81%
Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers $23.51 12% 74%
Supervisors, Assembly and Fabrication $20.97 2% 18%
Supervisors, Finance and Insurance Clerks $20.46 5% 13%
Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing $18.27 5% 24%
Supervisors, Library, Correspondence and Related Information Clerks $15.54 5% 16%
Supervisors, Mining, Oil and Gas $25.56 3% 12%
Supervisors, Motor Transport and Other Ground Transit Operators $21.15 2% 21%
Supervisors, Processing Occupations $21.50 3% 28%
Supervisors, Railway and Motor Transportation Occupations $21.89 2% 27%
Supervisors, Recording, Distributing and Scheduling Occupations $18.67 3% 16%
Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks $12.70 17% 28%
Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers and Milliners $11.13 6% 16%
Taxi and Limousine Drivers and Chauffeurs $12.35 2% 16%
Technical Occupations in Architecture, Drafting, Surveying and Mapping $20.56 4% 18%
Technical Occupations in Dental Health Care $24.88 1% 0%
Technical Occupations in Libraries, Archives, Museums and Art Galleries $15.97 5% 58%
Technical Occupations in Physical Sciences $21.72 5% 29%
Technical Sales Specialists - Wholesale Trade $20.95 2% 0%
Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers $21.75 4% 69%
Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers $16.12 6% 20%
Therapy and Assessment Professionals $26.08 2% 64%
Tool and Die Makers $21.77 4% 26%
Tour and Recreational Guides and Casino Occupations $14.85 15% 24%
Trades Helpers and Labourers $14.93 19% 28%
Train Crew Operating Occupations $23.76 1% 93%
Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters $21.34 5% 46%
Transportation Officers and Controllers $27.22 4% 61%
Travel Counsellors $14.16 3% 0%
Truck Drivers $16.57 5% 26%
Underground Miners, Oil and Gas Drillers and Related Workers $22.62 4% 40%
University Professors $31.57 4% 72%
University Professors and Assistants $24.40 5% 54%
Upholsterers, Tailors, Shoe Repairers, Jewellers and Related Occupations $12.17 5% 14%
User Support Technicians $25.09 3% 28%
Visiting Homemakers, Housekeepers and Related Occupations $11.33 5% 34%
Web Designers and Developers $23.60 3% 22%
Welders and Related Machine Operators $18.69 8% 40%
Woodworking Machine Operators $12.72 8% 32%