The people working in B.C.'s public sector provide a wide-range of services, including administrative, environmental, scientific, technical, health and social services, to name only a few.
Public Sector Compensation Base
(total compensation base = 26.7 billion)
Data for Chart: Health - $13.4 B (50%) ; Education (K-12) - $4.8 B (18%); Public Service - $2.5 B (9%); Universities - $2.1 B (8%); Crown Corporations - $2.0 B (8%); Colleges and Institutes - $1.2 B (4%); Community Social Services - $0.7 B (3%); Total Compensation Base - $26.7 B
Public Sector Employee Headcount
(number of people employed in each sector)
Data for Chart - Health - 168,409 (44%); Education (K-12) -
81,137 (21%); Public Service – 32,493 (8%); Universities - 33,851 (9%); Crown Corporations - 21,127 (6%); Colleges and Institutes - 30,014 (8%); Community Social Services - 16,496 (4%); Total Headcount - 384,000
Public Sector Compensation Base Open Data
The data file below contains a list of all organizations encompassed by the Public Sector Employers Act, including estimated number of full-time equivalent positions (FTE), number of people employed in each sector (headcount) and total labour costs. Total labour costs includes employer paid wages, benefits and statutory benefits. The data is collected by surveying the organizations prior to a major collective agreement bargaining cycle and updated periodically to reflect changes reported by the organizations.
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Public Sector Compensation Base Open Data Field Definitions [PDF]
Public Sector Compensation Base Open Data [CSV]
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