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 Wage and Salary Survey Methodology | Survey Analysis

The 2015 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey covers over 400 occupations and provides information on wages and salaries for full-time and part-time employees in Alberta. It also includes information on skill shortages in Alberta. 

Alberta Labour in partnership with Alberta Culture and Tourism, and the Government of Canada, commissioned the 2015 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey.

The Alberta Wage and Salary Survey is conducted every 2 to 3 years to gather information from employers on wages and salaries for full-time and part-time employees across a wide number of occupations in Alberta. The information is broken down by occupation, geographic area and industry group.

By providing accurate wage data, the government can help Albertans make career and education plans; help industry make informed compensation decisions and develop competitive hiring policies; and help organizations determine pay scales and develop effective public policy. Other uses include wage negotiation and providing career advice. The survey results will also be used as information for many government initiatives and enquiries related to the provincial labour force.

To protect employers' confidentiality there must be 5 or more observations for an occupation's (NOC code) wage to be reported OCCinfo. Only wage data meeting these criteria will be available from this survey. For additional wage and salary information, we recommend researching other wage sources.

We thank all employers who participated in this survey. As a result, the quality of wage information available to all Albertans remains outstanding.

Information Disclaimer
It is important to note that the results of the Alberta Wage and Salary Survey are estimates based on a sample of employers. In order to make an informed wage and salary decision, we recommend researching other wage sources available.

For more information on career planning, education and jobs, visit the Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) website, call the Alberta Career Information Hotline toll-free at 1-800-661-3753 or 780-422-4266 in Edmonton, or visit an Alberta Works Centre near you.