Salary slowdown in the West

National average salary still predicted to increase
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/04/2007

Having surveyed more than 200 organizations this summer, Calgary-based Wynford Group is projecting a national average base salary increase of 4.04 per cent for 2008 (compared to an actual gain in 2007 of 4.54).

Again, Alberta provided the highest actual increases in 2007 (at 5.53 per cent) and while that is expected to continue in 2008, it should be slightly lower at 5.24 per cent.

“Things have cooled down a little bit,” says Gail Evans, president of the Wynford Group, an HR consulting firm. “(Alberta) is actually starting to normalize because it’s been so over the top for the last couple of years.”