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Table 4
Hourly earnings in manufacturing by region (2002 $)

  Earnings Jobs paying
Mean Median Less than $10.00 $10.00 to $14.99 $15.00 to $19.99 $20.00 to $24.99 $25.00 or more
$ %
Canada
1997/1998 18.18 16.70 15.1 25.2 23.7 18.7 17.3
2006/2007 19.01 17.02 12.3 27.0 24.3 15.7 20.7
Atlantic provinces
1997/1998 15.13 13.32 27.7 30.2 19.0 13.5 9.6
2006/2007 15.60 13.61 23.0 34.5 20.3 11.0 11.1
Quebec
1997/1998 16.63 15.14 21.4 28.0 22.7 15.4 12.5
2006/2007 17.61 15.64 15.0 30.3 25.6 13.2 15.9
Ontario
1997/1998 19.31 17.94 10.3 23.5 25.9 19.8 20.5
2006/2007 20.24 17.97 10.1 23.8 24.9 16.1 25.1
Manitoba and Saskatchewan
1997/1998 15.33 14.33 26.5 26.8 25.3 12.7 8.6
2006/2007 15.96 14.57 16.6 36.3 25.0 13.2 9.0
Alberta
1997/1998 18.15 16.29 14.9 29.7 20.2 16.5 18.6
2006/2007 19.83 17.81 6.6 29.1 23.5 18.8 22.1
British Columbia
1997/1998 20.20 20.59 8.4 19.2 19.4 29.7 23.3
2006/2007 19.62 18.50 12.0 23.2 19.3 22.8 22.7
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, January to November, 1997/1998 and 2006/2007.