A Diesel Mechanic Helper earns an average wage of $12.00 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$9.71 - $17.00
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $17.00  
   
Overtime
$20.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Total Pay (?
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$20,258 - $45,997  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Diesel Mechanic Helper

Diesel mechanic helpers typically work in shops surrounded by heavy equipment, chemicals, solvents, dust, and fumes, and assist mechanics in performing maintenance and repairs on vehicles and equipment. This includes checking tire alignment, performing tune-ups, replacing shock absorbers and spark plugs, adjusting clutches, and checking and balancing wheels. Some electrical work, like repairing lights, generators, and starters, as well as installing batteries, is also necessary. These assistants should occasionally expect to work in extreme heat or cold, as well as wear respirators. As assistants, they may occasionally be asked to clean up the shop and perform yard-work like mowing and picking up garbage.

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Diesel Mechanic Helper Tasks

  • Document maintenance and repair schedules.
  • Inspect, repair, and ensure vehicles are safe to operate.
  • Clean, wash, fuel, and conduct preventative maintenance on diesel vehicles.
  • Update inventory and inspect tools to ensure readiness.

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Experience Affects Diesel Mechanic Helper Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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