Household income 1%
Unemployment 28%
In labour force 9%
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IndexSalmon ArmBritish ColumbiaNational
Median household income$81,226$86,325$82,436
Unemployment rate4.6%3.9%6.4%
In labour force58.5%64.2%63.9%

Key findings

  • The median household income in Salmon Arm is 1% lower than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in Salmon Arm is 28% lower than the national average
  • In Salmon Arm 6.1% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In Salmon Arm 11.6% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In Salmon Arm 3.1% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      Salmon Arm employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry5.3%
      Manufacturing sector5.5%
      Financial & insurance services1.7%
      Wholesale & retail services10.0%
      Public administration2.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.2%
      Education, health & social services12.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Columbia-Shuswap C, BC8,632$80,2052.7%
      Columbia-Shuswap D, BC4,370$73,21311.2%
      Sicamous, BC2,650$68,17217.3%
      Salmon River 1, BC41$63,04223.5%
      Enderby, BC3,130$59,66227.6%
      Salmon Arm, BC19,494$81,2261.5%

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      Salmon Arm, BC19,494$81,2261.5%
      Source: The Salmon Arm, BC data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.