Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Salary

Male Diesel Shop Foremen number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $22.16 per hour in the United States. Cash earnings for Diesel Shop Foremen — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $37K to approximately $78K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. The majority of Diesel Shop Foremen claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,185 - $79,792
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,124
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$16.89 - $30.25
(Median)
$17
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,185 - $79,792  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,908  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $7,946  
Commission
$10,113  
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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$37,169 - $77,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 306
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.89 - $30.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.43  
Overtime
$22.64 - $44.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,908  
   
Commission
$10,113  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $7,946  
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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$37,169 - $77,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 500
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic


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It doesn't happen often, but some Diesel Shop Foremen do move on to become Maintenance Managers. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $60K per year. Many Diesel Shop Foremen go on to become Diesel Technicians or Shop Foremans despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $11K lower and $3K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic


Diesel Shop Foremen generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Industrial Hydraulics, Heavy Equipment Repair, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Automotive Engine Repair, Equipment Maintenance, and People Management. Those educated in Electronic Troubleshooting tend to be well versed in Heavy Equipment Repair.

Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Diesel Shop Foremen with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $49K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $48K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Diesel Shop Foremen make a median salary of $55K. Diesel Shop Foremen who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Salaries



National Average
$53,000



Skills That Affect Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Salaries


Heavy Equipment Repair
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National Average
$53,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
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Welding
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Troubleshooting
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Operations Management
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People Management
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Equipment Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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