Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Salary

Men make up the majority of Diesel Shop Foremen in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $22.91 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for Diesel Shop Foremen is high. Although around one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,691 - $78,064
$37K
$57K
$78K
MEDIAN: $57,049
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$16.42 - $30.28
$16
$23
$30
MEDIAN: $22.91
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$0$78K
Salary $36,691 - $78,064
Bonus $966 - $8,054
Profit Sharing $8,000
Commission $10,000
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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$37,851 - $76,549
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 195
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $16.42 - $30.28
Hourly Tips $0.29
Overtime $23.45 - $44.38
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $966 - $8,054
Commission $10,000
Profit Sharing $8,000
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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$37,851 - $76,549
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 416

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Job Description for Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic

A diesel shop foreman/mechanic performs maintenance and supervises others' work on a variety of diesel engines. There are many different types of diesel engines that need maintenance and repairs, so mechanics may work on trucks, buses, construction vehicles, boats, and even locomotives. The work space for a diesel shop foreman/mechanic may be limited to an indoor garage, or it may include working on the road with some light traveling. When working at the garage, most of the foreman/mechanic's time is spent working with a team of mechanics, supervisors, and service managers. However, this individual must also build relationships with customers to ensure repeat business for the company. Additionally, in their capacity as a foreman, this individual must supervise the work of others, providing discipline, instruction, and advice as needed.

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Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Tasks

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems with vehicles and equipment.
  • Track and log all repairs, parts, and maintenance, noting where warranties are in effect.
  • Ensure safety and reliability of vehicles and equipment.
  • Inspect, maintain, and repair vehicles and equipment.

Common Career Paths for Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic


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Diesel Shop Foremen sometimes move into a Maintenance Manager role, where the salary is similar. Diesel Shop Foremen most often advance into Shop Foreman and Automotive Service Manager positions even though the median salaries are $4K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic


Diesel Shop Foremen report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Troubleshooting, Industrial Hydraulics, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Heavy Equipment Repair are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Equipment Maintenance as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Metal Inert Gas Welding and People Management also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Electronic Troubleshooting indicates knowledge of Heavy Equipment Repair.

Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic

Pay by Experience for a Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 104 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 164 salaries. An experienced Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 275 salaries. A Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 250 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,010

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Diesel Shop Foremen, 32 percent higher than the national average. Diesel Shop Foremen can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Jacksonville (+29 percent), Kansas City (+29 percent), Detroit (+21 percent), and San Antonio (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago. Memphis and Indianapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic?

Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic in Alexandria:
"Good place to work."
Pros: Its a nice place to work and am treated good.
Cons: Could use better pay and benefits.

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Key Stats for Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
40%
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Experience Affects Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Salaries

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$55,000

▼11%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Salaries

Troubleshooting
▲6%


Electronic Troubleshooting
▼0%

National Average
$55,000


▼2%


Operations Management
▼8%

People Management
▼19%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼24%

Equipment Maintenance
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 26%
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