Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $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 $17.44 per hour on average.
Diesel Shop Foremen rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $26.00 per hour; Diesel Technicians come in second with average earnings amounting to $21.50, while Collision Repair Technicians and Diesel Mechanics rank near the top as well ($21.35 and approximately $21.00, respectively). Field Service Technicians make an average $18.00, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $23.73 per hour) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; Grand Junction, Colo. ($21.95), Colorado Springs, Colo. (approximately $21.38), and Joplin, Mo. (around $21.35) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Leawood, Kan. at $15.88. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Texas, where the average MHC Kenworth employee makes approximately $23.42 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an ASE Master Technician certainly has its perks — salaries approach $28.00 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. MHC Kenworth workers who hold an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) are also well compensated, earning about $16.93 on average.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Welding; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $23.00 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Electronic Troubleshooting; the greater part consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Troubleshooting, Heavy Equipment Repair, and Systems Troubleshooting.
MHC Kenworth's employees who answered the questionnaire are largely male (the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1).
Benefits and Perks
Most survey participants contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. For nearly all survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of respondents get dental coverage, too. Privileges also include tuition reimbursement and life insurance.