Automotive service technicians perform preventative maintenance, diagnose faulty operations and repair automotive vehicles and light trucks.
According to the 2015 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Albertans in this occupational group earned on average from $25.77 to $35.29 an hour. At the high end, the top automotive service technicians can earn as much as $52.88 an hour. Apprenticeships and entry-level positions start as low as $15.00 but grow quickly as you gain experience and take on more responsibility.
Experienced automotive service technicians may advance to service manager or shop foreman positions. Some automotive service technicians open their own repair facilities. Alberta certified journeyperson automotive service technicians who have the supervisory or management skills required by industry may apply for an Achievement in Business Competencies Blue Seal by contacting Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.
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