Entry-Level Diesel Mechanic Salary (United States)

Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics typically take home $15.67 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits—27 percent lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. For the most part, Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Entry-Level Diesel Mechanic Salary (?
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$20,651 - $59,458
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,622
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Entry-Level Diesel Mechanic Salary (?
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$10.95 - $20.88
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,651 - $59,458  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,930  
Profit Sharing
$393.05 - $1,017  
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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$23,655 - $51,223  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.95 - $20.88  
   
Overtime
$14.86 - $30.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,930  
   
Profit Sharing
$393.05 - $1,017  
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).
)
$23,655 - $51,223  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 812
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Pay Difference By Location

Atlanta
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Phoenix
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National Average
$35,000
Houston
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Dallas
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For Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics, working in the bustling city of Atlanta has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. In Dallas, salaries are 4 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Diesel Mechanic Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
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System Repair
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Maintenance
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Welding
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National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 27%
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