Refrigeration | Air Conditioning Mechanic Salary Canada

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Average Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics. The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 7313.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic, heating and cooling mechanic, transport refrigeration technician and central air conditioning servicer.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan at $40.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Winnipeg – Manitoba at $25.00 per hour.

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

Government data indicates that there will be enough job seekers for this profession for the near future. Competitive wages are expected to attract skilled and experienced workers from other occupations. Employment prospects over the next few years are expected to be good in British Columbia and Ontario.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 30.00 33.77 47.34 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 30.00 30.00 43.20 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 17.41 35.00 55.00 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 17.14 25.00 40.00 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 16.00 26.67 39.19 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 20.00 28.85 43.64 2018
Toronto – Ontario 16.00 29.00 45.67 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 16.00 29.00 45.67 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 15.00 32.28 37.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 16.00 32.00 46.00 2018
Prince Edward Island 17.25 28.00 40.00 2018
Montreal – Quebec 20.00 33.30 39.90 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 26.00 40.00 50.00 2018

Methodology

Examples of duties include the following:
›› Assembling and installing refrigeration or air conditioning parts such as motors, circulating pumps, humidifiers and compressors
›› Measuring and cutting piping
›› Performing regular maintenance on refrigeration and air conditioning systems
Comparison with employment group

The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for maintenance and equipment operation trades, which includes refrigeration and air conditioning 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.

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