Average Weekly Earnings

Average weekly earnings are derived by dividing total weekly earnings (including overtime earnings) by the number of employees. This data is compiled from the Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours which is a business census of non-farm payroll employees.

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Average Weekly Earnings ($/week)

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Analysis

PUBLISHED - Oct 26, 2017

In August 2017, average weekly earnings in Alberta were $1,123, unchanged from the same period in 2016. Nationally, average weekly earnings were $971 in August, up 1.8% from the same period last year. Alberta's August average wage of $1,123 was well ahead of the next highest province, Newfoundland and Labrador, at $1,017.