The average hourly pay for a Diesel Mechanic with Heavy Equipment Repair skills is $20.43.
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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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Diesel Mechanic
The top respondents for the job title Diesel Mechanic are from the companies U.S. Army, Waste Management, Inc. and Penske Truck Leasing LLC. Reported salaries are highest at Cummins, Inc. where the average pay is $24.96. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Penske Truck Leasing LLC and Waste Management, Inc., earning around $21.22 and $20.99, respectively. Diesel pays the lowest at around $14.00. Ryder Systems, Inc. and U.S. Army also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $19.78 and $20.00, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Diesel Mechanic
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Electronic Troubleshooting and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Automotive Engine Repair, Troubleshooting and Maintenance.
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 $15.91 based on 48 salaries. An early career Diesel Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.16 based on 1,060 salaries. A mid-career Diesel Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.48 based on 781 salaries. An experienced Diesel Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.71 based on 757 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Diesel Mechanic in their job title in San Antonio, Texas earn an average of 8.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (6.6% more) and Houston, Texas (4.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (1.0% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (0.7% less).
Years of Experience
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