Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

Inspect brake systems, steering mechanisms, wheel bearings, and other important parts to ensure that they are in proper operating condition. Use handtools, such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, or precision instruments, as well as power tools, such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, welding equipment, or jacks and hoists. Adjust and reline brakes, align wheels, tighten bolts and screws, and reassemble equipment. Examine and adjust protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices. Perform routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and machinery.

The Facts

Median ANNUAL EARNINGS

$46,465

Median Annual Earnings
are the midpoint earned
by 50 percent of workers
who are the lowest paid
and 50 percent of workers
who are the highest paid
in a particular occupation.

Jobs

512

Jobs are any position in
which a worker provides
labor in exchange for
monetary compensation
(note: one individual may
hold multiple jobs).

Average Annual Earnings

$48,473

Average Annual Earnings
are determined by
dividing the total earnings
for the occupation by the
number of jobs in the
occupation.

*Earnings include base rate plus commission and tips in some occupations.
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