Truck Mechanic Salary

Men account for the majority of Truck Mechanics in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $20.37 per hour. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, about one in four claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Truck Mechanics enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,087 - $76,169
$29K
$58K
$76K
MEDIAN: $58,471
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$13.07 - $27.44
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MEDIAN: $20.37
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$0$76K
Salary $29,087 - $76,169
Bonus $2,150
Total Pay (?
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$29,212 - $63,233
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $13.07 - $27.44
Overtime $17.88 - $38.45
Annual Data $0$63K
Bonus $2,150
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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$29,212 - $63,233
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 138

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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.

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Truck Mechanics' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Diesel Engine Specialist or Truck Mechanic. Median pay for Diesel Engine Specialists and Truck Mechanics is $43K.

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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 Savannah:
Go to school first and learn all you can on the Internet.

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.

Truck Mechanic in Philadelphia:
"Take care of your health."
Do not overlook the obvious.

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Key Stats for Truck Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
41%
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Experience Affects Truck Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

National Average
$46,000

Experienced
▼2%

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 26%
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