R221,229
Avg. Salary
R105
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

R15,007

Bonus

R7,000

Profit Sharing

R12,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Diesel Mechanic is R105 per hour.

The average pay for a Diesel Mechanic is R221,229 per year.

10%
R34.44
10%
R105.00
50%
R179.79
90%
90%
MEDIAN R105.00
10%
R85k
10%
R221k
50%
R383k
90%
90%
MEDIAN R221,229
R85,112 - R383,487
R85K
R220K
R380K
MEDIAN: R221,229
10%
50%
90%
R34.44 - R180
R34
R110
R180
MEDIAN: R105
10%
50%
90%
R0R395K
Salary R85,112 - R383,487
Bonus R3,477 - R35,521
Profit Sharing R497 - R50,335
Commission R12,000
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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R84,779 - R395,468
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 22 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 939
Hourly Data R0R226
Hourly Rate R34.44 - R180
Overtime R19.44 - R226
Annual Data R0R395K
Bonus R3,477 - R35,521
Commission R12,000
Profit Sharing R497 - R50,335
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).
)
R84,779 - R395,468
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 22 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 280

Job Description for Diesel Mechanic

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 individual must be able to move and work quickly. Diesel mechanics also need to be able to communicate with drivers and customers, have a professional attitude, and be able to solve problems efficiently. They must also have high attention to detail, good dexterity, and an excellent grasp of mechanical and technical aspects of diesel vehicles. A diesel mechanic needs to be comfortable with computer technology and able to confidently use computer programs to perform diagnostic and precision repairs on diesel vehicles.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Diesel Mechanic


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Diesel Mechanic Job Listings

Popular Skills for Diesel Mechanic

Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Mechanic

Pay by Experience for a Diesel Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Diesel Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R187,000 based on 605 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Diesel Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R224,000 based on 545 salaries. An experienced Diesel Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R251,000 based on 360 salaries. A Diesel Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R273,000 based on 163 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R225,847

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

Diesel Mechanic Advice

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

Diesel Mechanic in GAUTENG:
Don't take a mechanic job granted, it can be dangerous you have to do your job write all the time to avoid accidents and come backs that can cost the company a lot of money even they can cost you your job.

Diesel Mechanic in Johannesburg:
"Being a diesel mechanic is like being a technologist."
Pros: Mechanic is huge and innovative job.always has new things to learn every day or time you do on a task or job.
Cons: Always dirty and work with heavy duty equipment less technology in my current company.

Diesel Mechanic in Richards Bay:
"Getting more challenging that upgrade my skills."
Pros: Every day I'm getting more challenging jobs like fault finding and training.
Cons:

Diesel Mechanic in Kriel:
"D/mech."
Pros: Interresting, exciting and always learning.
Cons: People you have to work with that don't have sufficient experience and common sense.

Diesel Mechanic in mpumalanga:
"Work hard and under pressure."
Pros: The tricky jobs that need thinking and safety.
Cons: Communication by sharing the ideas with co-workers.

Diesel Mechanic in Johannesburg:
"Hard work and focus."
You need to work hard and focus to be able to perform and give results . Thinking out of the box always comes in handy.

Diesel Mechanic in Johannesburg:
Pros: FIXING VEHICLES.
Cons: NOT GET PAID ENOUGH.

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Key Stats for Diesel Mechanic

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Diesel Mechanic Salaries

▲21%

▲11%

National Average
R226,000

▼1%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Diesel Mechanic Salaries

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 51%