Pay for Mid-Career Diesel Mechanics sits in the ballpark of $19.91 per hour. Total cash compensation for Mid-Career Diesel Mechanics runs from $31K to $65K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $9K and profit sharing that can reach almost $13K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Diesel Mechanics. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,457 - $70,896
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$71K
MEDIAN: $44,027
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$14.69 - $26.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,457 - $70,896  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $8,579  
Profit Sharing
$40.27 - $12,913  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$30,954 - $65,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.69 - $26.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.71  
Overtime
$21.17 - $39.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$496.65 - $8,579  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$40.27 - $12,913  
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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$30,954 - $65,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 955

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Penske Truck Leasing LLC, U.S. Army, Ryder Systems, Inc., U.S. Marine Corps, and Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Mid-Career Diesel Mechanics. Employees of Penske Truck Leasing LLC can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $46K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $36K to $66K.

While select U.S. Army employees may bring in up to $71K, a median salary of only $37K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,497

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For Mid-Career Diesel Mechanics, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Diesel Mechanics can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+22 percent), Fort Worth (+15 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and Colorado Springs (+10 percent). Tulsa is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tampa and Atlanta (13 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Diesel Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 175 votes.
073
5-9 years
73%
10-19 years
27%
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Skills That Affect Diesel Mechanic Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
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Welding
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Automotive Engine Repair
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System Repair
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Heavy Equipment Repair
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Maintenance
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National Average
$44,000

Diesel Mechanic
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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