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How Much Does a Heavy Truck Mechanic Earn In The United States?

Heavy Truck Mechanic Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$48,000
$36,000
$48,000
$66,000
Heavy truck mechanics in the United States make an average salary of $48,947 per year or $23.53 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level heavy truck mechanic salary is roughly $36,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $66,000. If you like following the crowd, transportation and retail companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out transportation, utilities, and retail companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington, and Nevada provide the highest heavy truck mechanic salaries.
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Where Heavy Truck Mechanics Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where heavy truck mechanics earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Heavy Truck Mechanics Earn In Different Cities?

While a heavy truck mechanic can average a salary of $48,947 per year, or $23.53 per hour, there are many opportunities for heavy truck mechanics to make more. For example, in Anaheim, CA you might make $55,922 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Valparaiso, IN and Pittsburgh, PA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Anaheim, CA where the average starting salary is $37,000. The highest paying states for heavy truck mechanics include Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Meanwhile, Florida, South Carolina, and Mississippi offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Anaheim, CA
$55,922
Avg. Salary
$31k
$68k
2. New York, NY
$55,172
Avg. Salary
$31k
$68k
3. Valparaiso, IN
$43,208
Avg. Salary
$31k
$68k
4. Pittsburgh, PA
$40,749
Avg. Salary
$31k
$68k
5. Phoenix, AZ
$38,804
Avg. Salary
$31k
$68k

High Paying Heavy Truck Mechanic Jobs

Which Companies Pay Heavy Truck Mechanics The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a heavy truck mechanic, being employed by a company such as First Transit or Bruce Transportation Group would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like EMERGENCY GROUPS OFFICE and Smith Ready Mix also report highly competitive salaries for heavy truck mechanics.
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Avg. Salary
$36k
$60k
Avg. Salary
$36k
$60k
$43,603
Avg. Salary
$36k
$60k
Avg. Salary
$36k
$60k

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Heavy Truck Mechanic Salary History

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    How Much Do Heavy Truck Mechanics Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a heavy truck mechanic can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for heavy truck mechanics tend to be found in transportation, utilities, and retail companies. In fact, heavy truck mechanics can make a yearly salary of $52,794 while working for transportation companies.
    1. Transportation
    $52,794
    Avg. Salary
    $39k
    $59k
    2. Utilities
    $51,527
    Avg. Salary
    $39k
    $59k
    3. Retail
    $50,989
    Avg. Salary
    $39k
    $59k
    4. Technology
    $44,739
    Avg. Salary
    $39k
    $59k

    How Experience Affects Heavy Truck Mechanic Salaries

    The salary for a heavy truck mechanic can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $62,610
    $62,610
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    $62,610
    $62,610
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    $45,914
    $45,914
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    Pittsburgh, PA
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    $38,923
    $38,923
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    Estero, FL
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    $45,914
    $45,914
    10/15/2020
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    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    09/30/2020
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    $62,610
    $62,610
    09/30/2020
    Heavy Truck Mechanic
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    Pittsburgh, PA
    Pittsburgh, PA
    09/30/2020
    09/30/2020
    $38,923
    $38,923
    09/30/2020
    Brooklyn-Heavy Truck Mechanic
    Brooklyn-Heavy Truck Mechanic
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    09/22/2020
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    $62,610
    $62,610
    09/22/2020
    Heavy Truck Mechanic
    Heavy Truck Mechanic
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Pittsburgh, PA
    08/29/2020
    08/29/2020
    $38,923
    $38,923
    08/29/2020