Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Diesel Mechanic is $21.22
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Mechanics?
A mid-career Diesel Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $22.17 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Diesel Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.96 based on 6 salaries.
What Do Diesel Mechanics Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.