Diesel Technician Salary

The average pay for a Diesel Technician is $19.56 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, Industrial Hydraulics, and System Repair.
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$29,793 - $77,689
$30K
$48K
$78K
MEDIAN: $47,598
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50%
90%

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$14.01 - $27.61
$14
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,793 - $77,689  
   
Bonus
$199.47 - $4,090  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,966  
Commission
$0.00 - $49,316  
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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$30,307 - $64,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.01 - $27.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.55  
Overtime
$19.58 - $40.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$199.47 - $4,090  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $49,316  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,966  
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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$30,307 - $64,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,423

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Job Description for Diesel Technician

Diesel technician are tasked with maintaining and repairing diesel engines.

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Diesel Technician 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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Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Technician

Pay by Experience for a Diesel Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Diesel Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 827 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Diesel Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 450 salaries. An experienced Diesel Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 413 salaries. A Diesel Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 188 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,793

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Key Stats for Diesel Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 241 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Diesel Technician Salaries

▲26%

▲17%

▲5%

National Average
$45,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Diesel Technician Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲21%

Industrial Hydraulics
▲17%

System Repair
▲11%





▲1%

Equipment Maintenance
▲1%



diesel engine repair
▼0%

National Average
$45,000

MaxxForce Engine Repair
▼7%

Diesel Technician
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 241 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 23%
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