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Truck Mechanic Salary

A sizeable majority of Truck Mechanics in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $18.46 per hour. Job satisfaction for Truck Mechanics is high. A large number enjoy medical while over one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than a third. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,574 - $68,480
(Median)
$20K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $45,983
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90%

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$13.36 - $27.46
(Median)
$13
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$19,574 - $68,480  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,445  
Profit Sharing
$57.48 - $514  
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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$29,753 - $62,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.36 - $27.46  
   
Overtime
$15.91 - $39.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,445  
   
Profit Sharing
$57.48 - $514  
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).
)
$29,753 - $62,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Mechanic

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Truck Mechanics do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. During the first five years of their careers, Truck Mechanics see a median income of $34K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $36K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Truck Mechanics make a median salary of $45K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Truck Mechanics with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $49K.

Truck Mechanic Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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Experience Affects Truck Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 18%
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