Average Diesel Mechanic Salary in South Africa

R177,796
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R10,000
Bonus
R14,500
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The average salary for a Diesel Mechanic in South Africa is R177,796.
10%
R39k
MEDIAN
R178k
90%
R288k
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Salary
R39k - R288k
Bonus
R2k - R57k
Profit Sharing
R0 - R15k
Total Pay
R64k - R326k

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

Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Mechanic

An early career Diesel Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R195,183 based on 46 salaries. A mid-career Diesel Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R200,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Diesel Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R135,000 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R60,000.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 99 survey responses.
Early Career
46.5%
Mid Career
19.2%
Experienced
21.2%
Late Career
13.1%