Average Diesel Mechanic Salary in South Africa

R237,575
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R18,151
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The average salary for a Diesel Mechanic in South Africa is R237,575.
10%
R61k
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R238k
90%
R435k
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R61k - R435k
Bonus
R10k - R30k
Total Pay
R91k - R433k

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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 Heavy Equipment Repair, Automotive Engine Repair, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 R225,000 based on 5 salaries. An early career Diesel Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R205,858 based on 50 salaries. A mid-career Diesel Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R245,387 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Diesel Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R348,653 based on 44 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R303,090.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 185 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.7%
Early Career
27.0%
Mid Career
35.7%
Experienced
23.8%
Late Career
10.8%