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Representative daily wages of employees in and about coal mines in Canada, September 1921 to 1937

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Representative daily wages of employees in and about coal mines in Canada, September 1921 to 1937
  1921 1922 1923 19241 1925 1926 1927
  $
Nova Scotia              
Contract miners2 7.22 5.94 6.84 6.98 6.08 6.25 6.62
Hand miners3 5.05 4.30 4.30 4.60 4.30 4.15 4.15
Hoisting engineers 5.15 4.35 4.35 4.60 4.35 4.15 4.15
Drivers 4.15 3.60 3.60 3.90 3.60 3.60 3.60
Bratticemen 4.30 3.75 3.75 4.05 3.75 3.65 3.65
Pumpmen 4.55 4.00 4.00 4.30 4.00 3.90 3.90
Labourers, underground 3.90 3.35 3.35 3.65 3.35 3.35 3.35
Labourers, surface 3.80 3.25 3.25 3.50 3.25 3.25 3.25
Machinists 5.15 4.35 4.35 4.60 4.35 4.15 4.15
Carpenters 4.60 4.00 4.00 4.25 4.00 3.85 3.85
Blacksmiths 4.85 4.10 4.10 4.35 4.10 4.00 4.00
Alberta4              
Contract miners2 9.57 9.17 10.00 8.46 7.92 7.10 7.74
Machine miners3 8.02 8.02 8.02 7.02 5.65 to 7.00 5.65 to 7.00 5.65 to 7.00
Hand miners3 7.50 7.50 7.50 6.56 5.00 to 5.40 5.00 to 5.57 5.00 to 5.57
Hoisting engineers 7.39 7.39 7.39 6.47 5.50 to 6.00 5.50 to 6.00 5.50 to 6.00
Drivers 7.21 7.21 7.21 6.31 4.70 to 4.90 4.70 to 5.25 4.70 to 5.25
Bratticemen 7.50 7.50 7.50 6.56 5.20 to 5.40 5.20 to 5.57 5.20 to 5.57
Pumpmen 6.89 6.89 6.89 6.03 4.25 to 4.75 4.25 to 4.75 4.25 to 4.75
Labourers, underground 6.89 6.89 6.89 6.03 4.25 to 4.45 4.25 to 1.67 4.25 to 4.67
Labourers, surface 6.58 6.58 6.58 5.76 4.00 to 4.20 4.00 to 4.20 4.00 to 4.20
Machinists 8.14 8.14 8.14 7.12 4.70 to 5.50 4.70 to 5.77 4.70 to 5.77
Carpenters 8.14 8.14 8.14 7.12 5.30 to 5.50 5.30 to 5.77 5.30 to 5.77
Blacksmiths 8.14 8.14 8.14 7.12 5.30 to 5.50 5.30 to 5.77 5.30 to 5.77
Vancouver Island5              
Contract miners 8.10 7.23 7.14 7.09 6.78 6.99 6.76
Machine miners3 5.69 5.48 5.46 5.34 4.81 4.81 4.81
Hand miners3 5.42 5.16 5.13 5.05 4.52 4.52 4.52
Hoisting engineers 6.23 6.06 6.04 5.92 5.39 5.39 5.39
Drivers 4.89 4.65 4.64 4.58 4.13 4.13 4.13
Bratticemen 5.23 4.47 4.95 4.87 4.35 4.35 4.35
Pumpmen 4.65 4.97 4.47 4.38 3.96 3.96 3.96
Labourers, underground 4.71 4.44 4.43 4.36 3.97 3.97 3.97
Labourers, surface 4.54 4.26 4.23 4.11 3.76 3.76 3.76
Machinists 6.29 6.03 6.01 5.95 5.40 5.40 5.40
Carpenters 5.69 5.45 5.43 5.37 4.83 4.83 4.83
Blacksmiths 6.05 5.75 5.72 5.64 5.11 5.11 5.11
Source: Statistics Canada, The Canada Year Book, 1927/1928.