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Trailer Mechanic Salary

$39,961 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$1,111

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 14, 2019

The average pay for a Trailer Mechanic is $39,961 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Trailer Mechanic is between $30,205 and $48,052. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Trailer Mechanic. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Inspects, services, troubleshoots, and repairs all systems on company and/or customer trailers and equipment, including dry vans, reefers, heaters, flat beds, chassis, specialized equipment haulers, livestock haulers, tankers, and service vehicles.
  • Performs major and minor repairs and performs preventative and scheduled maintenance and inspections on trailers, meeting minimum standards set forth by the Department of Transportation.
  • Diagnoses problems, repairs, and maintains mechanical, pneumatic, electrical, lighting, and structural trailer systems according to manufacturers' specifications.
Trailer Mechanic Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

Job family population: 648,050

Estimated population of Trailer Mechanic jobs: 17,219

Rate of error: 0.7%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$46,326
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Trailer Mechanic Job Listings for United States

Tractor Trailer Mechanic
Dec 5
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Central Freight Lines
Central Freight Lines Trailer Mechanic will be in charge of maintaining and repairing trailers for a major national trucking fleet. This position is within the Maintenance Department. This position ...
Diesel Truck and Trailer mechanic $1,000 Hiring bonus
Dec 12
Harrisonburg, VA, USA
Kirk NationaLease
... TRUCK / TRAILER TECHNICIANS, wanting to be more than a number, to join our family. We strive to develop our technicians to become ASE / OEM Master Certified mechanics and for you to receive your ...
Diesel, Equipment, Trailer Mechanic
Nov 28
Vancouver, Washington, USA
Albina Fuel
Career Opportunity! Journeyman DieselMechanic, Truck and Trailer Maintenance We are a fleet ... Our company is looking for a motivated dayshift fleet mechanic with aptitude to work under little ...
Trailer Mechanic / Trailer Technician - $20.00 - $25.00 an hour
Nov 20
Salt Lake, UT, USA
Xemplar Tradesmen Recruiting
The Trailer Mechanic / Trailer Technician is responsible for repairs and preventive maintenance of semi-truck trailers. Benefits for the Equipment Mechanic / Trailer Technician position include
Trailer Mechanic, Earn Up To $31.13/hr
Nov 21
Tacoma, WA, USA
R+L Carriers
Trailer Mechanic, Earn Up To $31.13/hr * Do you want to be recognized as a high performer? * Tired of not getting the respect you deserve? * Do you want to work for a company that prefers to promote ...

The average pay for a Trailer Mechanic is $39,961 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Trailer Mechanic is between $30,205 and $48,052. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Trailer Mechanic. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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