Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists

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Total Workforce

280k

Average Age

40.4

Average Salary

$49,274

Average Male Salary

$49,336

Average Female Salary

$46,428

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Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists are most often employed by the Automotive repair & maintenance industry. The average yearly wage for Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists was $49,274 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists by wage are Surveying & mapping technicians, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, and Educational, guidance, and career counselors and advisors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists are Oceanside City & Camp Pendleton PUMA, CA, Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC, and Salina City PUMA, KS. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists are Cullman & Winston Counties PUMA, AL, Cherokee, Newberry, Chester & Union Counties PUMA, SC, and Gila, Graham, Greenlee & Pinal (East) Counties PUMA, AZ.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Automotive repair & maintenance is the industry that employs the most Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, by average wage, is Architectural, engineering & related services. Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists are paid most in Clearfield, McKean, Elk, Potter & Cameron Counties PUMA, PA but are relatively concentrated in Cullman & Winston Counties PUMA, AL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$49,274

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,345

In 2018, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists earned an average of $49,274, $4,614 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Surveying & mapping technicians make somewhat more than Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists while Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.269

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.269, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, by number of employees, are Automotive repair & maintenance, Truck transportation, and Bus service & urban transit.

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Industries by Share

280k

2018 Workforce

± 12,968

-4.1%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 6.77%

The number of people employed as Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists has been declining at a rate of -4.1%, from 291,444 people in 2017 to 279,500 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists employed by various industries. Automotive repair & maintenance employs the largest share of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists at  24.2%, followed by Truck transportation with 14.2% and Bus service & urban transit with 7.39%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists in the US. The average age of male Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists in the workforce is 40.5 and of female Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists is 39.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists is White.

Gender Composition

274k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 12,829

5.97k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,896

97.9% of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

82.9% of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.08% of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists.

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Age by Gender

40.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.645

39.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.47

The median age of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists is 40.4, and Male employees are generally 1.25 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists is Business but a relatively high number of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists need many skills, but most especially Repairing, Troubleshooting, and Quality Control Analysis. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists need more than the average amount of Repairing, Installation, and Equipment Maintenance.

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