Average Early-Career Diesel Mechanic with Heavy Equipment Repair Skills Hourly Pay in South Africa

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Diesel Mechanic with Heavy Equipment Repair skills in South Africa is R95.86.
ZAR 34.67
ZAR 95.86
ZAR 158.38
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Hourly Rate
R35 - R158
R4,913 - R24,936
Profit Sharing
R0 - R2,000
Total Pay
R69,163 - R360,370

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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.

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Popular Skills for Diesel Mechanic

Skills in Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Troubleshooting, Heavy Duty Truck Repair, 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 R75.00 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Diesel Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R123.03 based on 219 salaries. An experienced Diesel Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R155.02 based on 144 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R154.

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