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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,360
2.57% 8.71%
2016
$45,170
1.44% -
2015
$44,520
2.00% -
2014
$43,630
2.06% -
2013
$42,730
0.96% -
2012
$42,320
- -

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 $71,090. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $40,250).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$71,090
Federal, State, and Local Government
$53,090
Information
$50,040
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$48,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$48,130
Wholesale Trade
$47,650
Mining
$47,290
Construction
$46,710
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$46,190
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$46,080
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$46,040
Accommodation and Food Services
$46,000
Transportation and Warehousing
$45,120
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$44,810
Health Care and Social Assistance
$44,270
Retail Trade
$44,250
Manufacturing
$44,190
Educational Services
$42,770
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$40,250

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 $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
Alaska
$67,450
Hawaii
$61,460
District of Columbia
$58,960
Connecticut
$56,740
Nevada
$56,490
Massachusetts
$56,150
New Jersey
$55,500
New York
$53,860
Washington
$53,690
California
$53,680
Illinois
$51,660
Colorado
$50,980
North Dakota
$50,740
Maryland
$50,310
Wyoming
$50,060
Minnesota
$49,130
Oregon
$48,940
Rhode Island
$47,970
Delaware
$47,710
Wisconsin
$47,030
New Hampshire
$46,980
Montana
$46,860
Virginia
$46,640
Utah
$46,070
Georgia
$45,330
Ohio
$45,220
Vermont
$45,010
Texas
$44,990
Virgin Islands
$44,960
Florida
$44,850
Michigan
$43,990
Missouri
$43,630
Nebraska
$43,510
Pennsylvania
$43,500
Tennessee
$43,450
Arizona
$43,380
Indiana
$43,190
Louisiana
$43,030
Maine
$42,940
South Dakota
$42,770
North Carolina
$42,630
South Carolina
$42,060
Kansas
$41,780
Iowa
$41,340
Oklahoma
$41,290
Kentucky
$41,070
Alabama
$40,550
New Mexico
$40,150
Idaho
$39,120
Arkansas
$38,250
West Virginia
$36,930
Mississippi
$36,780
Guam
$35,240
Puerto Rico
$22,610



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