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Entry-Level Diesel Mechanic Salary (United States)

A substantial slice of final earnings for Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics (more than two-fifths) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $35K. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by over one-half. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Entry-Level Diesel Mechanic Salary (?
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$20,651 - $59,458
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MEDIAN: $36,622
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Entry-Level Diesel Mechanic Salary (?
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$10.95 - $20.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,651 - $59,458  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,930  
Profit Sharing
$393.05 - $1,017  
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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$23,655 - $51,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.95 - $20.88  
   
Overtime
$14.86 - $30.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,930  
   
Profit Sharing
$393.05 - $1,017  
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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$23,655 - $51,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 812
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Atlanta offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Diesel Mechanics, 6 percent above the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Dallas, 4 percent below the national average.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Diesel Mechanic Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
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System Repair
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Maintenance
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Welding
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National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 27%