Median pay for Mid-Career Diesel Mechanics lies in the neighborhood of $19.81 per hour. Total cash compensation to Mid-Career Diesel Mechanics approaches anywhere from $31K on the lower end to $65K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $13K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Mid-Career Diesel Mechanics report high levels of job satisfaction. Just under one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$28,833 - $71,857
(Median)
$29K
$44K
$72K
MEDIAN: $43,717
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$14.73 - $26.83
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$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,833 - $71,857  
   
Bonus
$488.72 - $9,759  
Profit Sharing
$40.27 - $12,913  
Commission
$8,350  
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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$31,113 - $64,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $26.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.71  
Overtime
$21.33 - $38.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$488.72 - $9,759  
   
Commission
$8,350  
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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$31,113 - $64,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 915
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Mid-Career Diesel Mechanics fill the offices of leading firms Penske Truck Leasing LLC, U.S. Army, Ryder Systems, Inc., U.S. Marine Corps, and Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. Mid-Career Diesel Mechanics seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Penske Truck Leasing LLC, where the median salary comes to $46K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($36K) and those starting out ($66K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

With a median salary of only $37K, U.S. Army pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $24K to $57K isn't that wide, either.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,247

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Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Mid-Career Diesel Mechanics in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Mid-Career Diesel Mechanics can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+21 percent), Denver (+18 percent), Fort Worth (+16 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Tampa. Employers in Kansas City and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Diesel Mechanic Salaries


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

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 157 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

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