Truck Mechanic Salary

A sizeable majority of Truck Mechanics in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $19.83 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Truck Mechanics, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and just over two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,000 - $69,187
$27K
$51K
$69K
MEDIAN: $50,980
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$12.92 - $27.31
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$27
MEDIAN: $19.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$27,000 - $69,187  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$28,425 - $62,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.92 - $27.31  
   
Overtime
$17.19 - $38.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$2,500  
   
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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$28,425 - $62,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 148

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Job Description for Truck Mechanic

Truck mechanics are responsible for performing maintenance and repairs on trucks of all sizes, from small trucks to semi-trailers. These mechanics are responsible for performing diagnoses to identify problems; these diagnoses are sometimes aided with a computer, but are also performed manually. Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail are important in this position to detect problems that are not easily visible.

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Truck Mechanic Tasks

  • Diagnose, repair, and maintain trucks.
  • Use test instruments on equipment to determine malfunctions.
  • Reline brakes or wheels and raise trucks using jacks.
  • Inspect brakes, steering mechanisms, and other parts to ensure quality and condition.

Common Career Paths for Truck Mechanic


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For Truck Mechanics, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Truck Mechanics earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Diesel Engine Specialist or Truck Mechanic.

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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Mechanic

Pay by Experience for a Truck Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Truck Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Truck Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Truck Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 60 salaries. A Truck Mechanic 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 66 salaries.

Truck Mechanic Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Truck Mechanic?

Truck Mechanic in Miami:
"That supervisory positions are/aren't corrupted."
Try another career if you have a lot of ambition to earn a very good living.

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Key Stats for Truck Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
41%
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Experience Affects Truck Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲2%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 28%