Automotive Service Technicians and Truck Mechanics Salary Canada

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Average Automotive Service Technician and Truck Mechanic Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Automotive Service Technicians and Automobile Mechanics.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7321.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: automobile mechanic, automotive service technician apprentice, tune-up specialist – motor vehicle and automotive service technician.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $33.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $17.50 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $40,000 – $60,000.

Government data indicates that the labour market for this profession is expected to remain almost balanced for the near future. The majority of job vacancies will come from retirements.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Automotive Service Technicians and Truck Mechanics in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 20.0033.0046.682015
Edmonton – Alberta* 18.6431.4641.292015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 14.0027.50 38.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.00 21.50 27.50 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 13.0018.0025.002014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 11.0022.0028.852014
Toronto – Ontario 12.00 23.50 34.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 12.0018.00 32.672014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 13.0023.00 29.002014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 13.5025.00 33.302014
Prince Edward Island 12.0017.50 23.312014
Montreal – Quebec 12.0021.00 28.652014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan16.0025.0035.00 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Repairing or replacing parts of vehicle systems such as fuel system, brakes, steering, suspension, engine and air conditioning
›› Performing routine maintenance services, such as oil changes, lubrications and tune ups
›› Testing and adjusting repaired systems to ensure they work correctly
Number in employment

There are over 100,000 people employed as automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers and motor vehicle body repairers in Canada.

Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for maintenance and equipment operation trades, which includes automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers, is $28.00. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,125, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $58,500.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Motor Vehicle Body Repairers
Motor Vehicle Technicians and Truck Mechanics
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
Truck Drivers

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