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Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialist Salary Information

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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,070
25th Percentile Wage
$35,750
50th Percentile Wage
$45,170
75th Percentile Wage
$56,660
90th Percentile Wage
$67,550

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 $67,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,070. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 132% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,1701.44%6.31%
201544,5202.00%-
201443,6302.06%-
201342,7300.96%-
201242,320--

Table 2. Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

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 $68,780. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $38,690).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$68,780
Information
$52,570
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,540
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$47,310
Mining
$47,120
Wholesale Trade
$46,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$46,360
Accommodation and Food Services
$46,170
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$45,740
Construction
$45,620
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$45,410
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$44,430
Retail Trade
$44,280
Transportation and Warehousing
$43,710
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$43,230
Manufacturing
$42,970
Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,920
Educational Services
$41,570
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$38,690

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists by States

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 $21,440 to $63,170. The highest paying state for bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists is Alaska with a median annual salary of $63,170. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $21,440. 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
Alaska
$63,170
District of Columbia
$56,470
Hawaii
$56,150
Nevada
$55,100
New Jersey
$55,020
Massachusetts
$54,540
Wyoming
$53,970
Connecticut
$53,880
Washington
$53,080
California
$52,040
New York
$51,250
North Dakota
$50,710
Colorado
$48,870
Maryland
$48,390
Minnesota
$48,100
Delaware
$47,980
Illinois
$47,620
Rhode Island
$47,430
Oregon
$47,240
Utah
$45,720
New Hampshire
$45,360
Virginia
$45,080
Wisconsin
$44,880
Texas
$44,570
Florida
$44,500
Georgia
$43,800
Ohio
$43,500
Pennsylvania
$43,440
Louisiana
$43,200
Virgin Islands
$43,170
Vermont
$43,050
Tennessee
$42,920
Maine
$42,590
Nebraska
$42,030
Kansas
$41,910
Michigan
$41,910
Missouri
$41,820
North Carolina
$41,690
Arizona
$41,570
Indiana
$41,110
South Dakota
$41,020
Montana
$41,000
New Mexico
$40,870
Iowa
$40,330
Oklahoma
$39,860
Kentucky
$39,520
Alabama
$39,040
Idaho
$38,900
South Carolina
$38,310
West Virginia
$37,260
Arkansas
$35,980
Guam
$35,410
Mississippi
$35,380
Puerto Rico
$21,440


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