As of April 1, 2009 Alberta’s minimum wage is $8.80 per hour. Alberta’s 2009 Salary Survey reports that the average hourly wage rate is 23.80 – just about 3 times the minimum wage.
Alberta employers participating in the World at Work annual survey reported salary budget increases of 2.3% for non-management salaried employees and are projecting 2.5% for 2010 budget increases. Salary budget increases for management salaried employees for 2009 were 2.3% and are projected to be 2.6% in 2010. Non management, non-union hourly paid employee salary budget increases in 2009 were reported at 2.4% and are projected to be 2.6% in 2010.