These are the Average Hourly Wages of Popular Professions in Canada

If you’re in the market for a career, change (or in need of a reality check), it may be most helpful to know how much certain jobs pay per hour, as opposed to their annual salary.

You know, just to put things into perspective (especially for the mathematically challenged set like myself). The website “Living in Canada” did just that.

The good news is that, the average salary has increased across the board by 22 per cent since 2007. In 2015, the average hourly wages across all employees in either full or part-time work was $25.11. This compares to $20.56 in 2007.

Of course, the difference between those jobs on the lower end of the spectrum and the higher is pretty huge. Check it out for yourself:


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Of course, growth across all industries is not equivalent, and if you’re interested in how salaries in specific fields have grown you can see the results in the chart below, which illustrates the growth in average weekly wages across professions since 2011. Just in case you’re in the market for a raise.


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