Average Experienced Diesel Mechanic Salary in South Africa

R254,218
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R19,950
Bonus
R20,000
Commission
R10,174
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Diesel Mechanic in South Africa is R254,218.
10%
R118k
MEDIAN
R254k
90%
R452k
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Salary
R118k - R452k
Bonus
R5k - R52k
Profit Sharing
R9k - R31k
Commission
R0 - R20k
Total Pay
R121k - R472k

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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 and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 R198,659 based on 21 salaries. An early career Diesel Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R197,327 based on 371 salaries. A mid-career Diesel Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R220,016 based on 393 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R240,987.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 943 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.2%
Early Career
39.3%
Mid Career
41.7%
Late Career
16.8%