Average Diesel Mechanic with Maintenance Skills Hourly Pay

$19.90
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$1,011
Bonus
$3,523
Commission
$1,100
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The average hourly pay for a Diesel Mechanic with Maintenance skills is $19.90.
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$14.24
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $28
Bonus
$200 - $4,994
Profit Sharing
$495 - $6,040
Commission
$3 - $28,188
Total Pay
$30,507 - $65,347
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What Do Diesel Mechanics Do?

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.
The top respondents for the job title Diesel Mechanic are from the companies U.S. Army, Ryder Systems, Inc. and Penske Truck Leasing LLC. Reported salaries are highest at Penske Corporation where the average pay is $21.36. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. and Ryder Systems, Inc., earning around $20.91 and $20.29, respectively. Diesel pays the lowest at around $16.00. Waste Management, Inc. and Penske Truck Leasing LLC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $19.84 and $20.00, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Diesel Mechanics?

Skills in Heavy Equipment Repair, Electronic Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting, Systems Troubleshooting and Automotive Engine Repair are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Mechanics?

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 $15.36 based on 42 salaries. An early career Diesel Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.76 based on 1,060 salaries. A mid-career Diesel Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.46 based on 637 salaries. An experienced Diesel Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.37 based on 639 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Diesel Mechanic in their job title in Salt Lake City, Utah earn an average of 11.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (11.6% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (10.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (4.2% less) and Houston, Texas (2.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,825 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.5%
Early Career
37.5%
Mid Career
22.5%
Experienced
22.6%
Late Career
15.8%