Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Salary (United States)

A Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic earns an average wage of $20.57 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Salary (?
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$32,894 - $72,829
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,727
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Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Salary (?
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$15.69 - $29.19
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,894 - $72,829  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,083  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $7,830  
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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$35,529 - $73,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 279
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.69 - $29.19  
   
Overtime
$21.26 - $43.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,083  
   
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $7,830  
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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$35,529 - $73,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 513
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic

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

Pay Difference By Location

Detroit
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Indianapolis
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Dallas
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National Average
$51,000
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Experience Affects Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%
Experienced
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National Average
$51,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Salaries

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 8%
Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%
Welding
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Troubleshooting
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Heavy Equipment Repair
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National Average
$51,000
People Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 24%