Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists

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Total Workforce

291k

Average Age

40.7

Estimated Job Growth

9.25%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$46,378

Average Male Salary

$46,413

Average Female Salary

$44,260

About

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 $46,378 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists by wage are Computer control programmers & operators, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, and Social workers.

Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists are part of the Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, Avionics technicians, Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers, Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles, Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers, Security & fire alarm systems installers, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, Automotive body & related repairers, Automotive glass installers & repairers, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, Small engine mechanics, Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers, Control & valve installers & repairers, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, Home appliance repairers, Maintenance workers, machinery, Millwrights, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Precision instrument & equipment repairers, Maintenance & repair workers, general, Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers, Locksmiths & safe repairers, Riggers, Helpersinstallation, maintenance, & repair workers , and Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians

The top 3 locations that employ the most Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists are Oceanside City & Camp Pendleton PUMA, CA, Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, and Minot City PUMA, ND. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists are Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA, Hope Mills & Spring Lake Towns PUMA, NC, and LaSalle County PUMA, IL.

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 Coal mining. Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists are paid most in Clearfield, McKean, Elk, Potter & Cameron Counties PUMA, PA but are relatively concentrated in Worcester County (South) PUMA, MA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$46,378

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,139

In 2017, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists earned an average of $46,378, $5,687 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Computer control programmers & operators make somewhat more than Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists while Eligibility interviewers, government programs 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

0.267

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.267, 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists

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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, by average wage, are Coal mining, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying.

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Industries by Share

291k

2017 Workforce

± 13,241

-6.32%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 6.75%

The number of people employed as Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists has been declining at a rate of -6.32%, from 311,099 people in 2016 to 291,444 people in 2017.

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  23.2%, followed by Truck transportation with 12.3% and Bus service & urban transit with 7.97%.

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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 40.6 and of female Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists is 41.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists is White.

Gender Composition

287k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 13,131

4.86k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,711

98.3% 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

83.3% of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.42% 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

40.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.614

41.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.9

The median age of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists is 40.7, and Male employees are generally 1.02 years younger 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 Mechanical 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists are expected to see a growth of 9.25% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

9.25%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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