The average hourly pay for a Diesel Mechanic in Canada is C$26.19.
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C$36,062 - C$84,074
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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 individua…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Diesel Mechanic
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Skills in Heavy Equipment Repair, Maintenance, Electronic Troubleshooting, Automotive Engine Repair and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Mechanic
An entry-level Diesel Mechanic with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$16.48 based on 7 salaries. An early career Diesel Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$20.27 based on 87 salaries. A mid-career Diesel Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$25.62 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Diesel Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$29.67 based on 80 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$32.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Diesel Mechanic in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 39.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (26.0% more) and Toronto, Ontario (10.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (16.0% less), Hamilton, Ontario (7.3% less) and London, Ontario (5.0% less).
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