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Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (49-3031)

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 701 747 6.56 20 47 72
United States 285300 299100 0.0 8100 18900 28400
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 25.04 15.78 19.32 24.13 29.95 36.76
Alaska 30.63 19.79 25.28 30.20 36.59 42.37
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 30.45 19.07 24.92 29.63 36.69 43.70
Fairbanks North Star Borough 27.85 18.29 21.76 27.48 32.46 39.70
Balance of State 32.04 22.10 27.06 32.18 37.39 41.77

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.