A Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist earns an average wage of $18.82 per hour. A skill in Electronic Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job.
Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist Total Pay (?
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$25,060 - $65,414
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MEDIAN: $43,783
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Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist Total Pay (?
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$13.68 - $26.41
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$25,060 - $65,414  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,983  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $1,922  
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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$29,047 - $61,345  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 672
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.68 - $26.41  
   
Overtime
$18.69 - $39.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $1,922  
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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$29,047 - $61,345  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 672
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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
  • Learn and apply new technology in advanced diagnostics and repairs.
  • Comply with safety and EPA procedures.
  • Perform basic preventative maintenance, as well as troubleshoot and repair all types of diesel engine vehicles.
  • Maintain inventory of tools and supplies.
Pay by Experience Level for Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist
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Experience Affects Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$43,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist Salaries

Welding
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National Average
$43,000
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
32%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 23%
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