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Average Motor Vehicle Technician and Truck Mechanic Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Motor Vehicle Technicians and Truck Mechanics.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7321.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: car mechanic, truck and transport mechanic, motor vehicle mechanic and truck-trailer repairer.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $34.91 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $18.00 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $35,000 – $65,000.
Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Turnover in this occupation is high because of poor employment conditions and relatively low wages.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Motor Vehicle Technicians and Truck Mechanics in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*||28.34||34.91||44.58||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||23.83||34.91||46.39||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||14.00||27.28||35.00||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||12.25||20.50||32.00||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||13.00||20.67||25.00||2016|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||12.50||20.00||29.50||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||12.00||22.00||34.62||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario(1)||12.50||22.50||34.05||2016|
|Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario||12.09||21.63||38.76||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||12.00||25.00||32.55||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||12.00||18.00||25.00||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec||17.00||19.40||32.00||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||17.50||24.00||38.46||2016|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for maintenance and equipment operation trades, which includes mechanics, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical 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.
There are over 110,000 automotive service technicians, truck & bus mechanics and mechanical repairers working in Canada.