How Much Does a Tow Truck Driver Make in Canada?

Tow truck drivers provide a valuable service in Canada, helping to keep roads safe and clear of vehicles that are broken down or damaged. But how much does a tow truck driver make in Canada? According to recent surveys, the average salary is around $43,000 per year.

This figure can vary considerably depending on the region and type of tow truck service provided. Bigger cities usually have higher salaries than smaller towns and rural areas.

There are also different job titles that can have different pay scales. So for example, a tow truck driver who specializes in hauling large vehicles may make more than a driver who only provides basic tow services.

The type of company you work for can also affect your salary. For example, some companies offer premium services such as 24-hour emergency roadside assistance and may pay their drivers more than other companies that don’t offer these types of services.

Tow truck drivers can also increase their earnings with bonuses or commissions from successful recoveries or from providing additional services such as lock-out assistance or tire changes. Drivers may also be able to increase their earnings by working overtime or weekend shifts.


In conclusion, the amount that a tow truck driver makes in Canada can vary significantly depending on the region, job title, company and any bonuses or commissions they receive. On average, however, tow truck drivers make around $43,000 per year.

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James Gardner