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 - Jul 30, 2020

In May 2020, average weekly earnings in Alberta were $1,246, a 7.2% increase from May 2019. Nationally, average weekly earnings were $1,136 in May 2020, up 10.4% from the same period in 2019. The large increase in average weekly earnings is partly a result of job losses due to COVID-19 being greater in sectors with relatively lower average weekly earnings.