Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Diesel Engine Specialists and Truck Mechanics in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $20.39 per hour nationwide. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the company and tenure. Nearly one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction for Diesel Engine Specialists and Truck Mechanics is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,180 - $72,129
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$41K
$72K
MEDIAN: $40,825
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$14.46 - $30.07
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$30
MEDIAN: $20.39
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,180 - $72,129  
   
Bonus
$300.00 - $5,500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,427 - $67,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.46 - $30.07  
   
Overtime
$20.60 - $45.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$300.00 - $5,500  
   
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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$30,427 - $67,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 261

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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.

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Diesel Engine Specialists and Truck Mechanics' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Diesel Shop Foreman. Median pay for Diesel Shop Foremen is $50K.

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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
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist Salaries

▲10%

▲5%

National Average
$46,000

▼7%

▼22%

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





National Average
$46,000

▼2%

Maintenance
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 21%