$43,681
Avg. Salary
$20.98
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,024

Bonus

$1,350

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Bus Or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist is $20.98 per hour.

The average pay for a Bus Or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist is $43,681 per year.

10%
$14.78
10%
$20.98
50%
$29.58
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MEDIAN $20.98
10%
$29k
10%
$44k
50%
$77k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $43,681
$29,032 - $77,023
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$77K
MEDIAN: $43,681
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$14.78 - $29.58
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$0$77K
Salary $29,032 - $77,023
Bonus $205 - $5,523
Profit Sharing $1,350
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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$31,321 - $67,323
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 94
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $14.78 - $29.58
Overtime $21.13 - $45.87
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $205 - $5,523
Profit Sharing $1,350
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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$31,321 - $67,323
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 380

Job Description

A diesel engine specialist (bus or truck mechanic) are responsible for making sure that all diesel engines are running properly and that any issues are quickly resolved. They are also in charge of performing preventative maintenance to prevent any issues of arising, accurate diagnostics to pinpoint any and all possible issues. They ensure their work area meets all federal and state requirements, keep track of maintenance times, and order all parts that are needed to complete the job effectively.

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Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist Tasks
  • Perform basic preventative maintenance, as well as troubleshoot and repair all types of diesel engine vehicles.
  • Maintain inventory of tools and supplies.
  • Learn and apply new technology in advanced diagnostics and repairs.
  • Comply with safety and EPA procedures.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$45K

First Group
9 profiles
$41,596

Common Career Paths


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Many Diesel Engine Specialists and Truck Mechanics move into a Diesel Shop Foreman role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Diesel Shop Foremen on average bring in a similar salary to Diesel Engine Specialists and Truck Mechanics.

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 75 salaries. An experienced Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 121 salaries. A Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist 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 105 salaries.

Q: What is it like working as a Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist?

Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist in Dayton:
"Work hard and learn."
Good luck at your new career.

Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist in Miami:
"Do not let employers under-value your abilities."
If you are a certified master mechanic do not be afraid to ask for what you are worth. This is a dirty job in most cases but a rewarding one. I have chosen public service at a reduced rate of pay and more stability but I have done very well in the private sector as well. Make sure you take advantage of any and all training opportunities made available to you through your employer or otherwise. If you are not moving forward, you are falling behind.

Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist in Avon:
"The starting pay."
Find out what the starting pay is.

Bus or Truck Mechanic, Diesel Engine Specialist in Denver:
"Flexible Work."
Pros: I get to do what I love. Good people to work with.
Cons: Long shifts and very hard on the body.

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Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
36%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲9%

▲3%

National Average
$47,000

▼8%

▼24%

How Skills Affect Salaries





National Average
$47,000

▼4%

Maintenance
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 25%