Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Diesel Technicians with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Starting out, salaries fall in the $35K range but grow to $42K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $49K after one to two decades. After two decades on the job, Diesel Technicians see salary growth dwindle, averaging $51K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 25 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 16 percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.