Entry-Level Diesel Mechanic Salary

Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics pull down an average of $17.21 per hour. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics. Ranging between $26K near the bottom and $57K near the top, total earnings can include up to $3K from bonuses and up to $2K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $50K. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,918 - $68,258
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$40K
$68K
MEDIAN: $40,245
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$12.08 - $23.87
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MEDIAN: $17.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,918 - $68,258  
   
Bonus
$479.20 - $3,294  
Profit Sharing
$20.27 - $2,367  
Commission
$906 - $49,665  
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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$25,749 - $56,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 304
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $23.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.15  
Overtime
$16.66 - $34.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$479.20 - $3,294  
   
Commission
$906 - $49,665  
Profit Sharing
$20.27 - $2,367  
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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$25,749 - $56,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,583

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Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics fill the offices of leading firms Penske Truck Leasing LLC, U.S. Army, Ryder Systems, Inc., Penske Automotive Group, Inc., and Diesel. Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics flock to Cummins, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $42K lead the pack in compensation.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,321

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

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics, 32 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+31 percent), Houston (+12 percent), San Antonio (+11 percent), and Denver (+7 percent). Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics in El Paso report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 31 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Cleveland (18 percent lower) and Orlando (16 percent lower).

Diesel Mechanic Advice

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

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 Michigan Center:
Keep taking new jobs for pay increase.or you will watch your boss get rich for cutting your pay increase out.

Key Stats for Diesel Mechanic

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 256 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Diesel Mechanic Salaries

Diesel Mechanic
▲14%


Welding
▲2%



System Repair
▼0%

National Average
$39,000

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼1%

Automotive Engine Repair
▼1%

Mechanical Tool Repair
▼2%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 256 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 30%
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