Mechanic Salary Canada

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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 Edmonton, Alberta at $34.90 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 $40,000 – $70,000.

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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 18.00 33.00 44.15 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 17.51 34.90 46.22 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 14.00 28.00 42.57 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 14.00 22.00 30.00 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick 16.50 20.00 25.00 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 13.00 20.00 22.60 2018
Toronto – Ontario 14.50 25.64 38.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 15.00 23.00 38.00 2018
Windsor / Sarnia – Ontario 15.00 24.04 35.50 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.00 25.00 34.36 2018
Prince Edward Island 13.00 18.00 27.40 2018
Montreal – Quebec 14.87 24.00 33.45 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 16.00 31.00 40.00 2018

Methodology

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Inspecting and testing parts such as engines, transmissions, axles and brake systems, to locate faults
›› Repairing or replacing mechanical faulty parts with hand and power tools
›› Testing and adjusting repaired systems to ensure they work correctly
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for maintenance and equipment operation trades, which includes mechanics, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers, 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 125,000 automotive service technicians, truck & bus mechanics and mechanical repairers working in Canada.

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Automotive Service Technicians
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Motor Vehicle Body Repairers
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
Welders and Related Machine Operators

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