Earnings for Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics come in at around $16.89 per hour on average. Total cash incomes of Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics run from $26K to $56K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $5K, profit sharing that reaches $2K, and some commissions of nearly $49K. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$23,832 - $67,308
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MEDIAN: $40,400
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$11.99 - $23.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,832 - $67,308  
   
Bonus
$413.70 - $4,829  
Profit Sharing
$20.13 - $2,384  
Commission
$912 - $49,316  
Total Pay (?
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$25,628 - $56,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 278
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.99 - $23.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$17.40 - $33.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$413.70 - $4,829  
   
Commission
$912 - $49,316  
Profit Sharing
$20.13 - $2,384  
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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$25,628 - $56,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,517

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics include Penske Truck Leasing LLC, U.S. Army, Ryder Systems, Inc., Penske Automotive Group, Inc., and Diesel. Cummins, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $42K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,788

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

For Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics, working in the bustling city of Chicago has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+23 percent), San Antonio (+13 percent), Indianapolis (+9 percent), and Oklahoma City (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is El Paso, which sits 30 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Orlando (13 percent lower) and Los Angeles (12 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
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 234 votes.
077
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Diesel Mechanic Salaries

Welding
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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System Repair
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Automotive Engine Repair
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National Average
$39,000


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 234 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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