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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 $18.65 per hour. Most Truck Mechanics like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while just over a half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly two in five. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$19,000 - $65,000
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MEDIAN: $44,977
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$13.28 - $27.23
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$19,000 - $65,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
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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$30,135 - $60,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $27.23  
   
Overtime
$16.41 - $39.22  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
   
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).
)
$30,135 - $60,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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Job Description for Truck Mechanic

  • 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.


For many Truck Mechanics, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $34K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $37K. On average, Truck Mechanics make $44K following one to two decades on the job. As Truck Mechanics reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $48K.

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.

Experience Affects Truck Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

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 31 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 17%