Average Diesel Mechanic Hourly Pay in South Africa

R106.99
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
R14,780
Bonus
R19,653
Commission
R15,000
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Diesel Mechanic in South Africa is R106.99.
10%
R34.76
MEDIAN
R106.99
90%
R182.23
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Hourly Rate
R35 - R182
Bonus
R4,546 - R30,904
Profit Sharing
R900 - R64,000
Commission
R15,000 - R35,000
Total Pay
R71,803 - R406,520

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Job Description for Diesel Mechanic

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 Barloworld Equipment, Unitrans and Unitrans. Reported salaries are highest at Barloworld Equipment where the average pay is R148.99. Unitrans pays the lowest at around R101.12.

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Popular Skills for Diesel Mechanic

Skills in Heavy Equipment Repair and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting, Maintenance and Automotive Engine Repair.

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 R68.19 based on 21 salaries. An early career Diesel Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R85.74 based on 371 salaries. A mid-career Diesel Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R114.91 based on 393 salaries. An experienced Diesel Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R142.78 based on 288 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R143.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,231 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.7%
Early Career
30.1%
Mid Career
31.9%
Experienced
23.4%
Late Career
12.8%