Heavy Duty Mechanics earn the highest median pay at approximately $25.23 per hour, followed by Shop Foremans (about $23.00), Field Service Technicians ($20.69), and Tractor-Trailer Drivers ($19.94). United Rentals Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Auto Mechanics (around $13.21 on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($25.30 per hour) can be spotted in Ridgefield Park, N.J.; Pico Rivera, Calif. (around $19.96), Charlotte, N.C. ($19.73), and Beaumont, Texas (approximately $19.50) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($19.00) in Houston, Texas, one of the lowest-paid cities. The highest pay by state can be found in New Jersey, where pay average out at about $25.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
Average pay is $19.94 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $17.89 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $19.76 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $24.35 per hour for Class B Commercial Driver License Holders; non-accredited workers make much less. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate's Degree; United Rentals Inc. awards about $22.45 to these degree-holders.
Employees who count Electronic Troubleshooting among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $21.84 per hour. A garden variety skill at United Rentals Inc. is Customer Service; approximately one-fourth of United Rentals Inc.'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Inside Sales.
Employees who completed the survey skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only 31 percent. Nearly all employees set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Nearly all respondents receive health insurance, and most respondents get dental coverage. United Rentals Inc. folks also make good use of life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, free drinks, and company car / automobile.