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 Alberta at $34.91 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $18.00 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 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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 28.34 34.91 44.58 2017
Edmonton – Alberta* 23.83 34.91 46.39 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 14.00 27.28 38.50 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 12.25 20.50 32.00 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 13.00 20.67 25.00 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 12.50 20.00 29.50 2014
Toronto – Ontario 12.00 22.00 34.62 2016
Ottawa – Ontario(1) 12.50 22.50 34.05 2016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 12.09 21.63 38.76 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 12.00 25.00 32.55 2016
Prince Edward Island 12.00 18.00 25.00 2016
Montreal – Quebec 17.00 19.40 32.00 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 17.50 24.00 38.46 2016

Methodology

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 110,000 people employed as automotive service technicians, truck & bus mechanics and mechanical repairers & motor vehicle body repairers in Canada.

Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for maintenance and equipment operation trades, which includes automotive service technicians, truck & bus mechanics and mechanical repairers, is $29.53. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,144, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $59,500.

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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