Auto Body Technician Salary Canada

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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 $30.71 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $17.88 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $60,000.

Government labour market data indicates that the number of job seekers will balance 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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 26,00 30.71 48.08 2017
Edmonton – Alberta* 17.95 28.25 44.45 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 14.00 25.00 39.64 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.50 23.41 35.00 2016
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 12.50 18.99 25.00 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 13.50 17.88 25.00 2016
Toronto – Ontario 12.00 21.00 26.06 2016
Ottawa – Ontario 15.00 21.00 32.78 2016
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 15.00 21.00 32.78 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 17.00 23.00 28.25 2016
Prince Edward Island 15.00 19.00 28.37 2016
Montreal – Quebec 15.00 21.00 30.00 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1) 15.00 25.00 34.00 2016


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for maintenance and equipment operation trades, which includes motor vehicle body repairers, 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 32,000 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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