Entry-Level Diesel Mechanic Salary

Total annual pay for Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics is approximately $37K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — over a third on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. For the most part, Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, close to a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,764 - $66,007
(Median)
$21K
$39K
$66K
MEDIAN: $39,384
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$11.64 - $22.89
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$20,764 - $66,007  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,874  
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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$24,657 - $54,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $22.89  
   
Overtime
$15.56 - $32.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,874  
   
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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$24,657 - $54,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,010
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Diesel Mechanic


Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Ryder Systems, Inc., where the median salary comes to $43K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($32K) and those starting out ($71K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

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, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 37 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+31 percent), Oklahoma City (+31 percent), Indianapolis (+15 percent), and Charlotte (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Springfield. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and Columbus (7 percent lower).

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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 163 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 27%
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