Salary for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

Also known as:  Biodiesel Engine Specialist, Diesel Engine Fitter, Diesel Service Technician, Marine Diesel Technician, School Bus Mechanic, Tractor Trailer Mechanic, Truck Engine Technician

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Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists diagnose and repair problems on buses and trucks. They may also repair diesel engines, including marine diesel engines. This job is not usually dangerous, but it can be strenuous as it requires workers to bend in awkward positions for long periods of time. To be considered for this position, vocational training or related experience is normally necessary. Once hired, an employer will probably require one to two years of on-site training.

A Bus or Truck Mechanic or Diesel Engine Specialist can get salaries ranging from 32000 to 48000 based on level of experience. Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists can receive an average salary of Forty One Thousand Eight Hundred dollars per year.

Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists are paid the highest in Alaska, where they can get average pay levels of approximating $56370. People holding these jobs receive the highest compensation in Information, where they can receive average compensation of $57090.

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HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 13.69 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $57,090
Information $53,500
Public Administration $47,380
Finance and Insurance $46,300
Management of Companies and Enterprises $45,960
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $45,610
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $37,840
Educational Services $38,860
Other Services (except Public Administration) $39,950
Transportation and Warehousing $40,960
Retail Trade $41,240
Manufacturing $41,620
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