Heavy Duty | Diesel Mechanic Salary Canada

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Average Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanic’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7312.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: heavy-duty equipment mechanic, heavy mobile logging equipment mechanic, diesel mechanic, locomotive mechanic and tractor mechanic.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $37.50 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $20.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $70,000.

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Employment prospects are expected to be fair in most parts of Canada.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 24.9837.5047.602015
Edmonton – Alberta* 23.0036.2348.022015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 16.7529.50 37.222014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 17.31 30.00 35.00 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 14.5025.0040.002014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 12.5023.0035.002014
Toronto – Ontario(1) 16.00 25.00 35.742014
Ottawa – Ontario 16.00 25.00 35.742014
London – Ontario 16.00 25.00 35.742014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 18.5025.00 37.022014
Prince Edward Island 13.0020.00 28.852014
Montreal – Quebec 15.5023.0033.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan17.5529.5044.00 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Checking and inspecting heavy equipment such as bulldozers, cranes and graders
›› Diagnosing faults and malfunctions in heavy equipment and repairing as required
›› Cleaning, lubricating and performing other routine maintenance work on equipment
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for maintenance and equipment operation trades, which includes heavy-duty equipment mechanics, 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:

Automotive Service Technicians, Truck Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers
Motor Vehicle Technicians and Truck Mechanics
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics

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