The salary statistics of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$30,400|
|25th Percentile Wage||$36,900|
|50th Percentile Wage||$46,360|
|75th Percentile Wage||$58,110|
|90th Percentile Wage||$69,870|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists is $69,870. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,400. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 129% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $71,090. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $40,250).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
From the above tables we note that not only bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $22,610 to $67,450. The highest paying state for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists is Alaska with a median annual salary of $67,450. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $22,610. For more salary information of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|New York|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |