$57,919
Avg. Salary
$23.16
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,358

Profit Sharing

$2,500

Commission

$10,174

The average pay for a Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic is $23.16 per hour.

The average pay for a Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic is $57,919 per year.

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MEDIAN $23
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MEDIAN $57,919
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MEDIAN: $57,919
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$16.56 - $30.49
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$0$81K
Salary $38,600 - $81,535
Bonus $493 - $10,193
Profit Sharing $19.87 - $38,467
Commission $2,349 - $30,639
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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$37,933 - $78,043
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 400
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $16.56 - $30.49
Hourly Tips $0.49
Overtime $22.79 - $44.16
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $493 - $10,193
Commission $2,349 - $30,639
Profit Sharing $19.87 - $38,467
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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$37,933 - $78,043
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 754

Job Description for Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic

A diesel shop foreman/mechanic performs maintenance and supervises others' work on a variety of diesel engines. There are many different types of diesel engines that need maintenance and repairs, so mechanics may work on trucks, buses, construction vehicles, boats, and even locomotives. The work space for a diesel shop foreman/mechanic may be limited to an indoor garage, or it may include working on the road with some light traveling. When working at the garage, most of the foreman/mechanic's time is spent working with a team of mechanics, supervisors, and service managers. However, this individual must also build relationships with customers to ensure repeat business for the company. Additionally, in their capacity as a foreman, this individual must supervise the work of others, providing discipline, instruction, and advice as needed.

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Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Tasks

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems with vehicles and equipment.
  • Track and log all repairs, parts, and maintenance, noting where warranties are in effect.
  • Ensure safety and reliability of vehicles and equipment.
  • Inspect, maintain, and repair vehicles and equipment.

Common Career Paths for Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic


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Diesel Shop Foremen sometimes move into a Maintenance Manager role, where the salary is similar. Diesel Shop Foremen most often advance into Shop Foreman and Automotive Service Manager positions even though the median salaries are $4K lower and $2K lower, respectively.

Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Job Listings

Popular Skills for Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic


Diesel Shop Foremen report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Troubleshooting, Industrial Hydraulics, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Heavy Equipment Repair are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Equipment Maintenance as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Metal Inert Gas Welding and People Management also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Electronic Troubleshooting indicates knowledge of Heavy Equipment Repair.

Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic

Pay by Experience for a Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 104 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 164 salaries. An experienced Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 275 salaries. A Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 250 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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-5%

National Average: $55,442

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Diesel Shop Foremen, 32 percent higher than the national average. Diesel Shop Foremen can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Jacksonville (+29 percent), Kansas City (+29 percent), Detroit (+21 percent), and San Antonio (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago. Memphis and Indianapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic?

Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic in Toledo:
"Small town."
Pros: Home every night.
Cons: Low pay.

Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic in Alexandria:
"Good place to work."
Pros: Its a nice place to work and am treated good.
Cons: Could use better pay and benefits.

Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic in Friday Harbor:
"Set up a small business properly."
I wouldn't have guessed oh soon I'd have my own business. It would have been nice to already know how to run a business before I was running one.

Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic in Columbus:
Get all the training possible from OEM manufacturers.

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Key Stats for Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 230 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
39%

Experience Affects Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Salaries

▲9%

▼0%

National Average
$55,000

▼12%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic Salaries

Troubleshooting
▲5%


National Average
$55,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼1%


▼2%


Operations Management
▼8%

People Management
▼19%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▼25%

Equipment Maintenance
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 230 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 25%