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 $41.50 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg – Manitoba at $22.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $75,000.

The government forecasts that there will be too few job seekers to fill job vacancies in this profession for the near future. Employment prospects are expected to be good in most parts of Canada.

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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 28.32 36.50 46.79 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 28.50 41.50 50.14 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 18.00 33.00 44.00 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 18.00 22.00 38.01 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 15.00 25.00 37.50 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 17.00 27.50 40.00 2018
Toronto – Ontario 14.82 25.84 47.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 14.00 28.00 39.00 2018
London – Ontario 18.00 25.00 35.00 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 18.00 32.00 37.15 2018
Prince Edward Island 15.00 22.50 29.50 2018
Montreal – Quebec 18.00 27.00 40.00 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 20.00 31.99 45.00 2018

Methodology

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 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for maintenance and equipment operation trades, which includes heavy-duty equipment mechanics, 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.

Number in employment

There are over 70,000 heavy-duty equipment mechanics working in Canada.

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