1 in 4 Albertans make less than $15 hour: Study

More than one-third of low-wage earners are in their prime earnings years: StatsCan
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 08/07/2012

Nearly one in four employed Albertans (418,900) make less than $15 per hour, according to a study by Public Interest Alberta and the Alberta College of Social Workers.

The study, which is based on data from Statistics Canada, also shows that the vast majority (77.9 per cent) of low-wage workers are in their prime earning years.

More than one-third 35.6 per cent of low-wage workers are between 25 and 45 years of age, and 25.6 per cent are older than 45 years of age, found the study.