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7%
Household income NAT. AVG.
20%
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
13%
In labour force NAT. AVG.
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IndexEdmontonAlbertaNational
Median household income$88,053$94,624$82,436
Unemployment rate5.2%5.1%6.4%
In labour force72.2%70.9%63.9%

Key findings

  • The median household income in Edmonton is 7% higher than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in Edmonton is 20% lower than the national average
  • In Edmonton 6.4% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In Edmonton 11.7% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In Edmonton 3.5% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      $58,696 $88,053 $176,106
      City
      $63,076 $94,624 $189,248
      State
      $54,951 $82,436 $164,872
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Edmonton median earnings by income bracket

      Edmonton employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry7.7%
      Manufacturing sector4.2%
      Financial & insurance services2.5%
      Wholesale & retail services10.8%
      Public administration5.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.1%
      Education, health & social services13.9%
      Other22.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Beaumont, AB21,267$138,77968.3%
      St. Albert, AB73,103$122,18548.2%
      Fort Saskatchewan, AB28,368$111,71035.5%
      Devon, AB7,236$97,52118.3%
      Stony Plain 135, AB2,110$66,83618.9%
      Edmonton, AB1,053,392$88,0536.8%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Ottawa, ON1,058,126$100,89122.4%
      San Jose, CA1,029,409n/a 
      Austin, TX965,872n/a 
      Jacksonville, FL902,488n/a 
      Fort Worth, TX892,221n/a 
      Edmonton, AB1,053,392$88,0536.8%
      Source: The Edmonton, AB data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.