Salaries and total compensation in Québec in 2014

Montréal, July 29, 2015 – The Institut de la statistique du Québec released today the report Résultats de l’Enquête sur la rémunération globale au Québec. Collecte 2014. The survey is based on a representative sample of organizations employing at least 200 people in various sectors of the labour market, including the provincial and federal governments as well as municipalities with a population of 25,000 or more.

This publication provides a wide range of objective and reliable data in the field of compensation according to 13 breakdowns. Among other things, it reveals that in 2014 the average hourly wage in the organizations sampled was $30.64 and total compensation, $45.29, while the regular work week was 37.4 hours.

Results are compiled for over a hundred jobs and are coded according to the National Occupational Classification. Thus, workers can assess their employment income or view their salary range in order to find out where they stand in the current labour market.

In addition to a highlights section, this report presents the survey methodology and two series of tables. The first series focuses on annual salaries, hourly wages, and total compensation per hour worked, while the second covers salary ranges. The following link overview of the results shows, for three specific occupations, an example of the data provided in the report.

Conducted annually by the Institut, the Québec Survey on Total Compensation provides a basis for comparing the total compensation of Québec government employees covered by a collective agreement with that of other Québec employees. In total, 269 organizations participated in the 2014 edition of the survey (199 from the private sector and 70 from the public sector). Together, these organizations had 698,227 regular full time employees.

The Institut de la statistique du Québec produces, analyses and disseminates official, objective and quality statistical information on various aspects of Québec society. It is the statistical coordinator for Québec and the relevance of its work makes it a strategic ally for decision makers and all those wishing to learn more about Québec.


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