Salary for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

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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 usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $32,820 - $76,460 depending on experience and domain knowledge. can get a salary of fifty-two thousand and ninety dollars per annum.

have the highest pay levels in Alaska, where they can earn pay of just about $63,710. People in this category of job are paid at the highest average level in Utilities, where they earn an average pay rate of $76,710.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 39.42 percent nationwide in that time.

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Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$76,710
Public Administration
$60,140
Information
$58,400
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$53,380
Construction
$53,320
Wholesale Trade
$53,260

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
$46,590
Educational Services
$48,160
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$48,740
Health Care and Social Assistance
$49,180
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$49,280
Transportation and Warehousing
$49,750