Truck Mechanic Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Truck Mechanics in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $18.48 per hour nationwide. The majority of Truck Mechanics claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,574 - $68,480
(Median)
$20K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $45,983
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$13.35 - $27.16
(Median)
$13
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$19,574 - $68,480  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
Profit Sharing
$57.99 - $1,000  
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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$29,781 - $61,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.35 - $27.16  
   
Overtime
$12.16 - $39.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$57.99 - $1,000  
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).
)
$29,781 - $61,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $34K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $37K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $45K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $47K.

Truck Mechanic Advice

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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 14%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

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
21%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 19%