Salaries and wages - Canadian Industry Statistics

Other food manufacturing - 3119

This industry will give information which can be used as a benchmark to evaluate the wage structure of your business.


In 2019, the total salaries reached $1.6 billion, increasing from $1.4 billion in 2018 or by 9.2%.

Total salaries
Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 % change 2018 - 2019
Total salaries $1.2B $1.3B $1.4B $1.6B 9.2

Source: Statistics Canada, Annual Survey of Manufactures and Logging, table 16-10-0117-01.

  • Notes

    The data for this section comes from the Annual Survey of Manufactures and Logging. Salaries paid to employees are gross amounts before deductions for income tax and employee contributions to various benefit plans. Vacation and overtime pay are included, but not expenses associated with contract workers, employment agencies or casual labour. Employer contributions to employee benefit plans are also excluded.

This section will give you information on average hourly wage paid employees


The average hourly wage paid in this industry is $22.37 an hour for 2020.

Average hourly wage
Year Current dollars
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Wages $20.12 $20.25 $19.16 $19.08 $22.37

Source: Statistics Canada, table 14-10-0206-01.

  • Notes

    The Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours (SEPH) is a business census of non-farm payroll employees. Its key objective is to provide a monthly portrait of the level of earnings, the number of jobs and hours worked by detailed industry at the national, provincial and territorial level.

    Estimates of average weekly earnings and hours are based on a sample and are therefore subject to sampling variability. Payroll employment estimates are based on a census of administrative data and are not subject to sampling variability. Non-farm payroll employment data are for all hourly and salaried employees, as well as the "other employees" category, which includes piece-rate and commission-only employees.

    Average weekly hour's data are for hourly and salaried employees only and exclude businesses that could not be classified to a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.

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