Methodology

Salary Bands

The wage information has been split into rough bands as follows:

Low wage: The bottom 10 percent of workers earn this.
High wage: The top 10 percent of workers earn this.
Median wage: The median wage for this occupation.
Alternative Salary Bands

In some cases the 5th percentile, median and 95th percentile bands have been used. This is the format taken from the Alberta Wage Survey (AWSS) and the Saskatchewan Wage Survey. Data taken using this method is marked with a *.

The wage information has been split into rough bands as follows:

Low wage: The bottom 5 percent of workers earn this.
High wage: The top 5 percent of workers earn this.
Median wage: The median wage for this occupation
Provincial data

Provincial data used has occasionally been used due to data limitations. Data taken using this method is marked with a (1).

Annual Data

Hourly wage data has occasionally been interpreted from annual wage data assuming a 37.5 hour working week. Data taken using this method is marked with a (2) .

Year

Wage data used is the most recent available from Statistics Canada or provincial wage surveys.

Restrictions

Statistics Canada information is used with the permission of Statistics Canada. Users are forbidden to copy the data and redisseminate them, in an original or modified form, for commercial purposes, without permission from Statistics Canada. Alberta Wage Survey is used with the permission of the Government of Alberta. Users are forbidden to copy the data and redisseminate them, in an original or modified form, for commercial purposes, without permission from the Government of Alberta. Saskatchewan Wage Survey is used with the permission of the Government of Saskatchewan. Users are forbidden to copy the data and redisseminate them, in an original or modified form, for commercial purposes, without permission from the Government of Saskatchewan.