Entry-Level Diesel Mechanic Salary
Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics take home an average $16.81 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Diesel Mechanic
U.S. Army, Penske Truck Leasing LLC, Ryder Systems, Inc., Penske Automotive Group, Inc., and Diesel are all popular places to work. The biggest paychecks can be found at Cummins, Inc. — the median salary there is $42K.
Pay Difference by 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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+29 percent), San Antonio (+15 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and Oklahoma City (+10 percent). Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics in El Paso report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 27 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Greenville and 3 percent less in Memphis, below-median salaries for those in this field.