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Average rate of trades in the automotive industry

Automobile mechanic

Trade Number of salaried Rate from
May 1st 2021
Average hourly rate
Apprentice :
1st year 325  13,77 $  18,74 $
2nd year 306  14,91 $  19,67 $
3rd year 1814  16,26 $  19,67 $
Journeyman :
1st class 175  24,17 $  36,22 $
2nd class 681  20,97 $  32,86 $
3rd class 1236  19,42 $  28,63 $

Mechanics of heavy road vehicles

Trade Number of salaried Rate from
May 1st 2021
Average hourly rate
Apprentice :
1st year 173  13,77 $  23,79 $
2nd year 80  14,91 $  24,29 $
3rd year 595  16,26 $  28,83 $
Journeyman :
1st class 34  24,17 $  37,01 $
2nd class 42  20,97 $  35,17 $
3rd class 45  19,42 $  33,89 $

Bodyman

Trade Number of salaried Rate from
May 1st 2021
Average hourly rate
Apprentice :
1st year 53  13,77 $  19,65 $
2nd year 45  14,91 $  20,83 $
3rd year 338  16,26 $  23,63 $
Journeyman :
1st class 47  24,17 $  29,15 $
2nd class 123  20,97 $  27,80 $
3rd class 89  19,42 $  26,67 $

Painter

Trade Number of salaried Rate from
May 1st 2021
Average hourly rate
Apprentice :
1st year 15 13,77 $ 22,66 $
2nd year 19 14,91 $ 22,69 $
3rd year 79 16,26 $ 23,57 $
Journeyman :
1st class  41 24,17 $ 31,25 $
2nd class 89 20,97 $ 28,97 $
3rd class 75 19,42 $ 27,15 $

Classified trades

Trade Number of salaried Rate from
May 1st, 2021
Average hourly rate
Brake mechanic 1 14,98 $ 20,63 $
Parts clerk
Level A 658 17,95 $ 28,25 $
Level B 79 16,92 $ 23,53 $
Level C 146 15,12 $ 23,50 $
Level D 256 14,56 $ 20,96 $
Messenger
Level A 529 14,00 $ 17,50 $
Level B 423 13,75 $ 16,26 $
Dismantler
1st grade 9 13,50 $ 18,33 $
2nd grade 2 13,81 $ 20,88 $
3rd grade 15 14,98 $ 19,09 $
Semiskilled worker
1st grade 91 13,50 $ 18,97 $
2nd grade 43 13,81 $ 22,43 $
3rd grade 204 14,98 $ 22,83 $
Service attendant
1st grade 74 13,50$ 17,16 $
2nd grade 152 13,80 $ 19,80 $
3rd grade 640 15,43 $ 22,40 $
Washer 614 13,75 $ 18,78 $
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