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 Edmonton – Alberta at $34.90 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 – $70,000.

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* 18.00 33.00 44.15 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 17.51 34.90 46.22 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 14.00 28.00 42.57 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.00 22.00 30.00 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 16.50 20.00 25.00 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 13.00 20.00 32.60 2018
Toronto – Ontario 14.50 25.64 38.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 15.00 23.00 38.00 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 15.00 24.04 35.50 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.00 25.00 34.36 2018
Prince Edward Island 13.00 18.00 27.40 2018
Montreal – Quebec 14.87 24.00 33.45 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 16.00 31.00 40.00 2018

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 126,000 people employed as automotive service technicians, truck & bus mechanics and mechanical repairers & motor vehicle body repairers in Canada.

Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for maintenance and equipment operation trades, which includes automotive service technicians, truck & bus mechanics and mechanical repairers, is $32.66. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,280, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $67,000.

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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