Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist Salary
Men make up the majority of Diesel Engine Specialists and Truck Mechanics in the United States, bringing in about $20.24 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Diesel Engine Specialists and Truck Mechanics. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$25,532 - $70,469|
|Bonus||$299.00 - $5,817|
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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).)
|$30,289 - $66,550|
|Hourly Rate||$14.31 - $29.56|
|Overtime||$20.57 - $45.19|
|Bonus||$299.00 - $5,817|
|Total Pay (||$30,289 - $66,550|
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.Read More...
Working conditions for a diesel engine specialist may include exposure to high noise, fumes, sparks, flames, and other hazards. The ability to lift at least 50 pounds is required. This is a full time position in most cases. Most of the time, a diesel engine specialist (bus or truck mechanic) works for companies responsible for maintaining bus and/or truck fleets.
A diesel engine specialist (bus or truck mechanic) must possess the proper certificates for the jurisdiction in which they work and be a master technician. They are also required to have at least three to five years of work experience in the field. Most companies also require that diesel engine specialists have a valid state license and prefer a CDL license.
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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Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Diesel Engine Specialists and Truck Mechanics — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $36K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $44K. Diesel Engine Specialists and Truck Mechanics bring in $48K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $51K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.
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