A Diesel Mechanic earns an average wage of AU$27.35 per hour.

AU$37,848 - AU$119,211
AU$38K
AU$66K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$66,063
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.34 - AU$37.52
AU$19
AU$28
AU$38
MEDIAN: AU$27.50
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$119K
Salary AU$37,848 - AU$119,211
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$18,121
Profit Sharing AU$60.00
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$40,730 - AU$93,517
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 289
Hourly Data AU$0AU$56
Hourly Rate AU$19.34 - AU$37.52
Hourly Tips AU$1.24
Overtime AU$25.56 - AU$56.89
Annual Data AU$0AU$93K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$18,121
Profit Sharing AU$60.00
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$40,730 - AU$93,517
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,063

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 Pay By Employer

$0$65K

$43,530

U.S. Army
47 profiles
$33,812

$40,882

$43,672

$33,000

MHC Kenworth
14 profiles
$40,820

Cummins, Inc.
11 profiles
$42,786

Diesel
11 profiles
$32,702

$40,028

$31,188

Common Career Paths for Diesel Mechanic


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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$60,613

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Key Stats for Diesel Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Diesel Mechanic Salaries

▲11%

▲9%

▲3%

National Average
AU$61,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Diesel Mechanic Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 90%