Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Truck Mechanic is $22.97
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Truck Mechanics?
An early career Truck Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.69 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Truck Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.46 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Truck Mechanic with …Read more
What Do Truck Mechanics Do?
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.
In addition to repairs, truck mechanics also perform regular tune-ups …Read more
- 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.