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Average Motor Vehicle Body Repairer’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Motor Vehicle Body Repairers. The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7322.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: motor vehicle body repairer, automotive body mechanic, used car renovator, dent remover and repairer and collision repair technician.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $28.60 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $18.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $55,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will be larger than job vacancies in this profession for the near future. Turnover in this profession is high because of poor employment conditions and relatively low wages.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Motor Vehicle Body Repairers in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 15.5228.6060.752015
Edmonton – Alberta* 17.9527.5049.152015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 11.5425.00 36.002014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 12.00 18.46 40.87 2014
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 13.0019.0023.002014
Halifax – Nova Scotia 13.0018.0026.442014
Toronto – Ontario 13.75 20.00 35.002014
Ottawa – Ontario 13.7520.00 32.002014
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 13.7520.00 32.002014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 13.0018.58 26.002014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec 13.0018.50 25.002014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1)14.0022.0029.50 2014


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Hammering out dents and other flaws on motor vehicle bodywork and using filler to fill holes or dents
›› Removing damaged or rusted parts and welding new parts into place
›› Obtaining a smooth surface on auto bodywork using filing and sanding equipment
›› Painting auto body surfaces with correctly matched colors
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for maintenance and equipment operation trades, which includes motor vehicle body 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.

Number In Employment

There are over 20,000 motor vehicle body repairers working in Canada.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Automotive Service Technicians, Truck Mechanics and Mechanical Repairers
Motor Vehicle Technicians and Truck Mechanics
Welders and Related Machine Operators

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