The average hourly pay for an Automotive Technician in Canada is C$24.62.
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Job Description for Automotive Technician
An automotive technician performs routine repairs, diagnostics, and maintenance on vehicles, including brake and hydraulic, exhaust, primary and/or advanced fuel ignition and electrical, suspension and alignment, air conditioning and computer systems. They typically work in an automotive repair shop or chain, describing needed work to customers and providing cost estimates needed to bring customer's vehicles up to manufacturer's specifications; they also may open their own auto shop or work in …Read more
Automotive Technician 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.
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Popular Skills for Automotive Technician
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Automotive Engine Repair, Electronic Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and System Repair are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Automotive Technician
An entry-level Automotive Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$13.82 based on 13 salaries. An early career Automotive Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$16.83 based on 134 salaries. A mid-career Automotive Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$24.92 based on 114 salaries. An experienced Automotive Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$27.64 based on 151 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$29.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Automotive Technician in their job title in Edmonton, Alberta earn an average of 39.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Calgary, Alberta (33.0% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (18.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (31.2% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (14.7% less) and Halifax, Nova Scotia (4.6% less).
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