An Entry-Level Automotive Technician earns an average wage of C$16.75 per hour.

C$23,297 - C$82,705
C$23K
C$41K
C$83K
MEDIAN: C$41,344
10%
50%
90%
C$11.51 - C$24.83
C$12
C$17
C$25
MEDIAN: C$16.88
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$82K
Salary C$23,297 - C$82,705
Bonus C$412 - C$8,241
Profit Sharing C$1,500
Commission C$2,250
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$24,188 - C$59,298
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 42
Hourly Data C$0C$41
Hourly Rate C$11.51 - C$24.83
Hourly Tips C$0.40
Overtime C$13.50 - C$41.44
Annual Data C$0C$59K
Bonus C$412 - C$8,241
Commission C$2,250
Profit Sharing C$1,500
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$24,188 - C$59,298
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 229

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 specialty companies such as dealerships or car rental companies. An auto shop, which often runs during regular business hours, usually has more than one technician, who are supervised by a shop manager or senior technician. The automotive technician also orders auto parts and other supplies needed for the repairs.

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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.

Automotive Technician Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$36,528

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

Automotive Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Automotive Technician in Ottawa:
"What options are past mechanics."
Knowledge is key, always learn. Information is the way to success.

Automotive Technician in Milton:
"Hindsight."
Had I known, that in this trade, it really doesn't matter if you know how to solve any problem that comes your way. It doesn't matter if you do absolutely everything right. When people get their vehicles back they only care if the repair was done correctly in a timely manor. Now the age old story of how the team is only as strong as its weakest link plays a crucial factor. Starting with yourself being able to understand each concern that each vehicle has. Being able to mentally dissect vehicle operating systems and functions of each component to correctly diagnose which component(s) are the cause to the clients concern. Lets face it, you have to be near perfect, you have to decipher concerns based on information relayed to you by the service advisor. You rely on the advisors to extract as much information from the clients, just so you can do your job to its fullest. The parts guys have to order you the correct part and get them to you in a timely manor. I've maxed out the allowed space.

Automotive Technician in Kelowna:
"Automotive Technician advice from one who knows."
This career path may make you lose your passion for Cars/Trucks. Don't assume that you will get paid what you expect. Expect to get dirty. Expect to get hurt. Think about all of the toxic fumes and chemicals you will be exposed to. Think about noise. When I was starting out, the noise didn't bother me. Even with hearing protection, the noise is very distracting and annoying. Tools and tool boxes are incredibly expensive. This fact will definitely take $500-$2000 + off of your yearly income.

Automotive Technician in Vancouver:
"Difficult situation with a one way attitude from Employer."
Find a people person employer.

Key Stats for Automotive Technician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
24%

Skills That Affect Automotive Technician Salaries



National Average
C$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 33%