The average pay for a Diesel Mechanic is $17.85 per hour.
Diesel Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$24,071 - $67,053
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MEDIAN: $41,112
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Diesel Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$12.41 - $25.12
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$24,071 - $67,053  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,970  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $1,493  
Commission
$1,500 - $11,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,806 - $59,838  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,510
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $25.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $0.53  
Overtime
$16.07 - $36.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,970  
   
Commission
$1,500 - $11,500  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $1,493  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,806 - $59,838  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,510
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Job Description for Diesel Mechanic
Diesel mechanics are in charge of maintenance, repair, and overall care for diesel vehicles such as buses, boats, trucks, and bulldozers. Most diesel mechanics repair, replace, recondition, dissemble, weld, and examine parts and engines. In some cases, these individuals will have expertise on a specific type of diesel engine. A diesel mechanic can work in government, vehicle wholesaling, freight trucking, and mass transit. Being a diesel mechanic is a very physical career, in which the individual must be able to move and work quickly. Diesel mechanics also need to be able to communicate with drivers and customers, have a professional attitude, and be able to solve problems efficiently. They must also have high attention to detail, good dexterity, and an excellent grasp of mechanical and technical aspects of diesel vehicles. A diesel mechanic needs to be comfortable with computer technology and able to confidently use computer programs to perform diagnostic and precision repairs on diesel vehicles.
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Diesel Mechanic Tasks
  • Learn and apply new technology in advanced diagnostics and repairs.
  • Comply with safety and EPA procedures.
  • Perform basic preventative maintenance, as well as troubleshoot and repair all types of diesel engine vehicles.
  • Maintain inventory of tools and supplies.
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Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Mechanic
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Pay Difference By Location
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Experience Affects Diesel Mechanic Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Diesel Mechanic Salaries

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$40,000
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Gender
Female
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female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 24%
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