Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Phoenix Diesel Mechanics — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $39K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $43K. Diesel Mechanics in Phoenix, Ariz. claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $47K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $50K.