Income & wages

People in B.C. earn competitive wages and enjoy a high standard of living. Your income will depend on your education, experience and occupation.

In 2014, the median family income in B.C. was $76,770

In 2015, British Columbians working full-time earned an average weekly wage of $1,054.47, compared to the national average of $1,057.16. The average hourly wage for full-time employees in the province was $26.58.  As of September 2017, B.C.’s minimum wage increased to $11.35 per hour. For exceptions, please see the Minimum Wage Factsheet.

1. Median family income in B.C.  See Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 111-0009.
2. Average weekly wage in B.C. See Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, CANSIM table 282-0072.
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