Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist Salary

Male Diesel Engine Specialists and Truck Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $20.61 per hour in the United States. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and experience level are driving factors as well. Although about one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Diesel Engine Specialists and Truck Mechanics enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,800 - $82,434
$25K
$43K
$82K
MEDIAN: $42,970
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$14.90 - $30.31
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MEDIAN: $20.83
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$0$82K
Salary $24,800 - $82,434
Bonus $339.35 - $5,980
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,165 - $68,537
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $14.90 - $30.31
Overtime $20.54 - $46.79
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $339.35 - $5,980
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,165 - $68,537
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 199

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Job Description for Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist

A diesel engine specialist (bus or truck mechanic) are responsible for making sure that all diesel engines are running properly and that any issues are quickly resolved. They are also in charge of performing preventative maintenance to prevent any issues of arising, accurate diagnostics to pinpoint any and all possible issues. They ensure their work area meets all federal and state requirements, keep track of maintenance times, and order all parts that are needed to complete the job effectively.

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Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist Tasks

  • Perform basic preventative maintenance, as well as troubleshoot and repair all types of diesel engine vehicles.
  • Maintain inventory of tools and supplies.
  • Learn and apply new technology in advanced diagnostics and repairs.
  • Comply with safety and EPA procedures.

Common Career Paths for Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist


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Many Diesel Engine Specialists and Truck Mechanics move into a Diesel Shop Foreman role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Diesel Shop Foremen on average bring in a similar salary to Diesel Engine Specialists and Truck Mechanics.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 75 salaries. An experienced Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 121 salaries. A Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 105 salaries.

Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist?

Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist in Denver:
"Flexible Work."
Pros: I get to do what I love. Good people to work with.
Cons: Long shifts and very hard on the body.

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Key Stats for Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist Salaries

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$48,000

▼9%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist Salaries





National Average
$48,000

▼5%

Maintenance
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 22%
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