Compensation of Québec workers in 2013

Montréal, August 6, 2014 – The Institut de la statistique du Québec has released today the report Résultats de l’Enquête sur la rémunération globale au Québec. Collecte 2013, which contains a wide range of objective data in the field of compensation. The survey is based on a representative sample of companies employing at least 200 people in various sectors of the labor market and in municipalities of 25,000 inhabitants or more.

Among other things, the report features that in Québec, the average annual salary of an architect is higher in the federal government ($102,332) than in the municipal government ($79,422), that the normal maximum of the salary scale for electrical and electronic engineering technical staff is lower in the Québec government ($52,961) than in the private sector ($72,461), and that total compensation per hour worked for general office support workers is higher in government business enterprises of all three levels of government ($48.08) than in the academic sector ($35.25).

Also presented in this report are the methodology and two series of tables. The first series relates to salaries (yearly and hourly) and total compensation per hour worked, while the other covers salary scales. Results are compiled for over a hundred jobs, and coded according to the National Occupational Classification (NOC 2011). Thus, workers can assess their employment income and position themselves in the current labor market. An overview of results is available at the following link:

Conducted annually by the Institut, the Québec survey on total compensation provides a basis for comparing the total compensation of workers covered by a Québec government collective agreement with other Québec workers. In total, 262 companies participated in the 2013 edition of the survey (193 from the private sector and 69 from the public sector). Together, these companies had 683,230 full-time regular employees.

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