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 Edmonton, Alberta at $41.74 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $18.50 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* 27.4035.0045.142017
Edmonton – Alberta* 30.0041.7446.202017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 16.0026.00 41.662016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 16.00 26.77 36.85 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 15.5023.5036.182016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 16.5024.0035.002016
Toronto – Ontario 18.00 28.85 39.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 17.00 28.85 39.492016
London – Ontario 17.00 28.85 39.492016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 17.00 28.85 39.492016
Prince Edward Island 15.0018.50 28.002016
Montreal – Quebec(1) 17.0023.0036.502016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan20.0031.9046.00 2016


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for maintenance and equipment operation trades, which includes heavy-duty equipment mechanics, 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.

Number in employment

There are over 60,000 heavy-duty equipment mechanics working in Canada.

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