Entry-Level Diesel Mechanic Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $37K, more than a third of overall earnings for Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics arrives through commissions. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$22,934 - $62,243

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$11.57 - $22.73

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,934 - $62,243  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,822  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $800  
Commission
$4,913 - $20,347  
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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$24,647 - $53,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.57 - $22.73  
   
Overtime
$15.43 - $32.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,822  
   
Commission
$4,913 - $20,347  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $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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$24,647 - $53,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,027
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Bringing up the rear, U.S. Army's median pay of $35K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $63K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+31 percent), Oklahoma City (+31 percent), Indianapolis (+15 percent), and Charlotte (+14 percent). Springfield ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 12 percent less in El Paso and 7 percent less in Columbus, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Diesel Mechanic Salaries

Automotive Engine Repair
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
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System Repair
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Heavy Equipment Repair
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Maintenance
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Welding
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National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 28%
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