When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($30.73 per hour) can be spotted in Denver, Colo.; Colorado Springs, Colo. ($24.30), Dallas, Texas (about $24.00), and Grand Junction, Colo. ($21.95) are the next top-paying cities. Springfield, Mo. ranks low on the pay scale — at around $18.00, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Texas offers the highest pay at approximately $23.99 per hour.
Bringing in the most money are Diesel Shop Foremen — their earnings average $26.00 per hour. Shop Foremans are a close second at $25.00 along with Diesel Mechanics (approximately $24.00) and Collision Repair Technicians (around $20.98). Financial compensation for Apprentice, Diesel Mechanics is rather low — on average only $15.38 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of about $24.00 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (40 percent) have been working for one to four years and make approximately $16.29 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
ASE Master Technicians earn $26.02 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate of Business Administration (ABA); MHC Kenworth awards about $19.00 to these degree-holders.
Employees who count Troubleshooting among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $22.95 per hour. Electronic Troubleshooting is a popular skill among MHC Kenworth workers, with the greater part of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Employees also tend to know Heavy Equipment Repair, Systems Troubleshooting, and Welding.
MHC Kenworth's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only a sixth of respondents report compensation for sick days and vacation time. Nearly all employees contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Perks cover health insurance for most employees and dental coverage for most respondents. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement and life insurance.