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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 — close to two-fifths on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a little over a half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$22,501 - $63,556
(Median)
$23K
$39K
$64K
MEDIAN: $39,100
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90%

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$11.63 - $22.59
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$22,501 - $63,556  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,925  
Commission
$7,350 - $22,500  
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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$24,751 - $53,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate 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$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.63 - $22.59  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $32.17  
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.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,925  
   
Commission
$7,350 - $22,500  
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).
)
$24,751 - $53,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 925

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Diesel Mechanic Salaries

System Repair
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Automotive Engine Repair
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Troubleshooting
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Maintenance
0%

Welding
0%

National Average
$37,000

Heavy Equipment Repair
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 27%
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