Are you fascinated with the engines of big vehicles? Do you want to be capable of repairing the engines of buses, trucks and heavy machinery? If that’s the case, becoming a diesel mechanic might suit you well.

Diesel Mechanic Salary Trend in the U.S

A comparison of the annual mean income for this occupation from 2016 to 2018 is given in the table below.

Bus & Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

Year National Annual Mean Salary
2016 $46,710
2017 $48,000
2018 $49,150

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bus & Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists earned a national annual mean salary of $49,150 in 2018. The figures above clearly depict a consecutive rise in the salary of this occupation.

The data reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018 also shows that Natural Gas Distribution was the highest paying sector in this occupation, paying $89,400 in annual mean salaries. In addition to this, here is a chart that depicts top 5 states with the highest mean annual income for this occupation.

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics