Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
300k
Average Age
40.9
Estimated Job Growth
3.38%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$50,174
Average Male Salary
$50,328
Average Female Salary
$41,534

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 $50,174 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists by wage are Flight attendants, Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters, and Clinical laboratory technologists & technicians.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists are Oceanside City & Camp Pendleton PUMA, CA, Minot City PUMA, ND, and Wood, Portage, Juneau & Adams Counties PUMA, WI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists are Bakersfield City (Southeast) PUMA, CA, Gila, Graham, Greenlee & Pinal (East) Counties PUMA, AZ, and Washington, Morgan, Noble & Monroe Counties PUMA, OH.

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 Electric & gas, and other combinations. Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists are paid most in Windsor Town, Healdsburg & Sonoma Cities PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Bakersfield City (Southeast) PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$50,174
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,249

In 2020, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists earned an average of $50,174, $5,780 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Flight attendants make somewhat more than Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists while Explosives workers, ordnance handling experts, and blasters 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

0.276
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.276, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, by average wage, are Electric & gas, and other combinations, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Metal ore mining.

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Industries by Share

300k
2020 Workforce
± 13,438
0.879%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 6.29%

The number of people employed as Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists has been growing at a rate of 0.879%, from 297,569 people in 2019 to 300,185 people in 2020.

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%, followed by Truck transportation with 13.8% and Bus service & urban transit with 8.16%.

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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 40.9 and of female Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists is 41.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

295k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 13,320
5.25k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,779

98.3% of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

70.9% of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.71% of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, White (Hispanic) 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 Sex

40.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.627
41.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.23

The median age of Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists is 40.9, and Male employees are generally 0.887 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 Critical Thinking. 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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists are expected to see a growth of 3.38% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists.
3.38%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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