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Entry-Level Diesel Mechanic Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $36K, more than two-fifths of overall earnings for Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics arrives through commissions. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$21,457 - $60,873
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,829
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$11.14 - $21.74
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$21,457 - $60,873  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,932  
Profit Sharing
$293.00 - $800  
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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$24,120 - $52,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.14 - $21.74  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $31.79  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.00 - $800  
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).
)
$24,120 - $52,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 853
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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
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 27%