AU$68,442
Avg. Salary
AU$28.40
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Diesel Mechanic is AU$28.40 per hour.

The average pay for a Diesel Mechanic is AU$68,442 per year.

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MEDIAN AU$68,442
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MEDIAN: AU$68,442
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Salary AU$41,208 - AU$120,300
Bonus AU$6.13 - AU$19,574
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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AU$41,708 - AU$99,433
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 241
Hourly Data AU$0AU$59
Hourly Rate AU$19.59 - AU$39.15
Hourly Tips AU$1.25
Overtime AU$26.42 - AU$59.32
Annual Data AU$0AU$99K
Bonus AU$6.13 - AU$19,574
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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AU$41,708 - AU$99,433
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 932

Job Description for Diesel Mechanic

Diesel mechanics are in charge of maintenance, repair, and overall care for diesel vehicles such as buses, boats, trucks, and bulldozers. Most diesel mechanics repair, replace, recondition, dissemble, weld, and examine parts and engines. In some cases, these individuals will have expertise on a specific type of diesel engine. A diesel mechanic can work in government, vehicle wholesaling, freight trucking, and mass transit. Being a diesel mechanic is a very physical career, in which the individual must be able to move and work quickly. Diesel mechanics also need to be able to communicate with drivers and customers, have a professional attitude, and be able to solve problems efficiently. They must also have high attention to detail, good dexterity, and an excellent grasp of mechanical and technical aspects of diesel vehicles. A diesel mechanic needs to be comfortable with computer technology and able to confidently use computer programs to perform diagnostic and precision repairs on diesel vehicles.

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Diesel Mechanic Tasks
  • Perform basic preventative maintenance, as well as troubleshoot and repair all types of diesel engine vehicles.
  • Maintain inventory of tools and supplies.
  • Learn and apply new technology in advanced diagnostics and repairs.
  • Comply with safety and EPA procedures.

Diesel Mechanic Job Listings

Popular Skills for Diesel Mechanic

Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Mechanic

Pay by Experience for a Diesel Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Diesel Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 555 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Diesel Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$62,000 based on 606 salaries. An experienced Diesel Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$66,000 based on 437 salaries. A Diesel Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$67,000 based on 238 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$62,033

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

Diesel Mechanic Reviews

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

Diesel Mechanic in Adelaide:
"Good."
Pros: Friendly people
Cons: The weather

Diesel Mechanic in Melbourne:
"Home."
Pros: going home
Cons: traffic

Diesel Mechanic in Adelaide:
"To know and learn as much as posible."
Nothing in the world is unrepairible.everything is made by human people and you can fix it.everything starts from basics.the rest is addons.for example, older trucks had a basic airvalve brake system.electronics was just addons.it still stays by basics.it only works now electronicly.my work everyday is to keep the trucks mobile as far as I can and in a almost 95 % condission.

Diesel Mechanic in Condobolin:
"Diesel mechanic."
Listen hard in tafe and training even if the things they are teaching you are not relevant to the place you currently work for it may be very helpful in your future if you wish to move on to another employer.

Diesel Mechanic in Adelaide:
"High responsibility, medium stress."

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Key Stats for Diesel Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Diesel Mechanic Salaries

▲8%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
AU$62,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Diesel Mechanic Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 91%