Canada: compensation per hour worked in 2018, by industry

This statistic shows the total compensation for Canadian workers in 2018, distinguished by industry. In 2018, workers in the manufacturing sector averaged a total compensation of 40.88 Canadian dollars per hour worked.

Total compensation per hour worked in Canada in 2018, by industry

IndustryCompensation per hour worked in Canadian dollars per hour
Utilities 73.39
Mining and oil and gas extraction 59.13
Finance and insurance, and holding companies 47.97
Information and cultural industries 45.89
Professional, scientific and technical services 41.49
Manufacturing 40.88
Wholesale trade 38.54
Construction 36.7
Real estate, rental and leasing 32.4
Health care and social assistance32.36
Transportation and warehousing 32.27
Non-profit institutions28.54
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 26.33
Retail trade 24.13
Arts, entertainment and recreation 23.9
Other private services 22.07
Educational services20.45
Accommodation and food services 19.98
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 18.33
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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

The ratio between total compensation for all jobs, and the number of hours worked. The term "hourly compensation" is often used to refer to the total compensation per hour worked.

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