Average Truck Mechanic Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Truck Mechanic is $21.62.
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $29
$298 - $7,047
Total Pay
$31,386 - $68,769

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Job Description for Truck Mechanic

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.

Job Satisfaction for Truck Mechanic

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Popular Skills for Truck Mechanic

Skills in Heavy Duty Truck Repair, Fleet Maintenance, Electronic Troubleshooting and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Truck Mechanic

An early career Truck Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.39 based on 43 salaries. A mid-career Truck Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.70 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Truck Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.91 based on 73 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Truck Mechanic in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 31.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (19.1% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6.3% more).

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