C$50,234
Avg. Salary
C$21.53
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$1,650

Bonus

C$2,750

Profit Sharing

C$2,975

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic is C$21.53 per hour.

The average pay for an Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic is C$50,234 per year.

C$13.04
10%
C$21.53
50%
C$33.26
90%
MEDIAN C$21.53
C$30k
10%
C$50k
50%
C$88k
90%
MEDIAN C$50,234
C$29,760 - C$87,616
C$30K
C$50K
C$88K
MEDIAN: C$50,234
10%
50%
90%
C$13.04 - C$33.26
C$13
C$22
C$33
MEDIAN: C$21.53
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$87K
Salary C$29,760 - C$87,616
Bonus C$180 - C$9,887
Profit Sharing C$700 - C$7,742
Commission C$0.00 - C$19,727
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$27,708 - C$72,708
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 15 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 370
Hourly Data C$0C$50
Hourly Rate C$13.04 - C$33.26
Hourly Tips C$0.12 - C$4.85
Overtime C$16.64 - C$50.95
Annual Data C$0C$72K
Bonus C$180 - C$9,887
Commission C$0.00 - C$19,727
Profit Sharing C$700 - C$7,742
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$27,708 - C$72,708
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 15 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,812

Job Description for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Automotive service technicians are more commonly known as "car mechanics" Automotive service technicians diagnose, repair and perform maintenance on automobiles. When performing diagnostics, automotive service technicians use electronic testing equipment to identify problems. In addition to special diagnostic equipment, the automotive service technician works with a wide range of tools which are used for repairs of diagnosed problems. The automotive service technician performs a mix of physical and mental tasks during a typical day. Mental labor includes diagnosing problems and dealing with customers, while the physical labor comes from physical repairs to automobiles. Work settings for automotive service technicians are typically noisy, well-ventilated garages with good lighting. Automotive service technicians can often be found in uncomfortable physical positions and covered with grease when working on automobiles. Most automotive service technicians work in service repair garages. Clientele for auto mechanics runs the gamut, and includes anybody who needs to have their car serviced. Co-workers are typically other mechanics and supervisors. Although no formal college degree is required to become and automotive technician, it is becoming ever more important to actually receive formal training. This is because of the increasing use of complex computer programs, which aid in the diagnosis of vehicle service problems. Typical training programs in post-secondary institutions last two years and prepare the student for a career as an auto tech. After gaining employment, industry certification is required. Half of the automotive service technicians in the field work a typical 40 hours per week, while over 30 percent of employees work greater than 40 hours per week. The skills and knowledge which an automotive tech possesses afford the opportunity to work privately as well. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Tasks
  • Diagnose, repair and perform maintenance on automobiles.
  • Maintain inventory of tools and parts.
  • Communicate with customer service, parts and sales departments.
  • Diagnose malfunctions using electronic testing equipment.

Common Career Paths for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic


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Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Pay by Experience for an Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$35,000 based on 564 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$47,000 based on 352 salaries. An experienced Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$56,000 based on 316 salaries. An Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$58,000 based on 244 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: C$46,448

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic?

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Fort McMurray:
Dont take shorcuts it cost you more in the end.

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Hamilton:
"Dirty, High Stress, heavy."
Pros: Fixing problems.
Cons: Dirty.

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Saint John:
Pros: Flat rate 40 hour guarantee, can make more time than I work. Shop nights I get to work on my own car.
Cons: Comebacks pay nothing, sometimes can bet at work an hour or more past close and not get paid a cent for it.

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Vancouver:
"Assessing, diagnosing, job quoting, and repairing."
Pros: I love cars, I really like trying to figure out the cause of the issue, and then taking it apart and putting it back together. I also like explaining what's happening to my customers.
Cons: Waiting for our parts to arrive and down time is frustrating.

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Cambridge:
"Good Trade, Just Need Equal Pay Scale."
Thanks to the new OCOT (Ontario College of Trade) there is new annual cost just to hold a ticket in this trade. They have yet to do any good with all this money from the fees. 1.8 million a year in paid fees to them.

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Calgary:
"Start with city ( fire dept , police etc.)"
Like the work, hate the pay

Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic in Winkler:
"Technical data "
Work hard and study. Keep in good physical shape. Keep your spiritual life in shape

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Key Stats for Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 273 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries

▲24%

▲20%

▲2%

National Average
C$46,000

▼26%

Skills That Affect Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic Salaries




National Average
C$46,000

▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 273 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 41%