The average wage for a Truck Mechanic is AU$29.48 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

AU$18.87 - AU$34.37
AU$19
AU$25
AU$34
MEDIAN: AU$24.77
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data AU$0AU$53
Hourly Rate AU$18.87 - AU$34.37
Hourly Tips AU$2.20
Overtime AU$49.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$83K
Total Pay (?
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AU$39,317 - AU$83,479
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

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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Pay by Experience Level for Truck Mechanic

Pay by Experience for a Truck Mechanic has a negative trend. An entry-level Truck Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 9 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 AU$59,000 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Truck Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$60,000 based on 17 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 AU$46,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Truck Mechanic

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Truck Mechanic Salaries

▲13%

▲13%

National Average
AU$53,000

▼6%

▼13%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%