Entry-Level Diesel Mechanic Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics lies in the neighborhood of $17.27 per hour. In the world of Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics, overall income ranges from $26K near the bottom to $57K at the top; this can include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $2K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics. Although the greater part have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$24,304 - $69,894
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$70K
MEDIAN: $39,978
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$12.18 - $23.79
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$0$69K
Salary $24,304 - $69,894
Bonus $484.01 - $3,112
Profit Sharing $20.13 - $2,384
Commission $894 - $48,936
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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$26,236 - $56,936
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 300
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.18 - $23.79
Hourly Tips $0.15
Overtime $17.67 - $34.03
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $484.01 - $3,112
Commission $894 - $48,936
Profit Sharing $20.13 - $2,384
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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$26,236 - $56,936
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,530

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Diesel Mechanic Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Diesel Mechanic


Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics, Penske Truck Leasing LLC, U.S. Army, Ryder Systems, Inc., Penske Automotive Group, Inc., and Diesel are leading firms in the industry. Cummins, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $42K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,374

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+31 percent), Houston (+12 percent), San Antonio (+11 percent), and Denver (+7 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics is geography, with workers in El Paso earning a whopping 32 percent below the national average. Cleveland and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively.

Diesel Mechanic Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Diesel Mechanic in Hazard:
"Work schedule changing."
Be prepared not to have a home life.

Diesel Mechanic in Chester:
"Employee retension."
Tools are a mechanics best friend.

Diesel Mechanic in Colorado Springs:
Buy a ton of tools.

Diesel Mechanic in Chesapeake:
"Not for the slakers."
Hard work long hours dirty work very stressful.

Diesel Mechanic in Roanoke:
"That the company will not give raises no matter how well you."
Work for accompany with pay rates in writing.

Diesel Mechanic in Tulsa:
"Hands on better than schools."
Trucks are changing so fast that schooling is a waste. Hands on with get you further.

Diesel Mechanic in Poplarville:
"Keep your head on a swivel."
Find the most knowledgeable grizzly old veteran at the place you work and be his go to helper. Dont act like you know everything, act like you want to learn and work hard. Do anything he asks of you. Make yourself useful. Watch out for yourself and others. Diesel mechanic is a very very dangerous job. Especially out on the side of the road. Always be watching everything.

Key Stats for Diesel Mechanic

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 284 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Diesel Mechanic Salaries

Diesel Mechanic
▲14%



Welding
▲1%


National Average
$39,000

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼1%

System Repair
▼1%

Automotive Engine Repair
▼1%

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼2%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 284 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 29%
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