Diesel Technician Salary

The average pay for a Diesel Technician is $19.28 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are System Repair and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding.
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$29,184 - $71,094
(Median)
$29K
$45K
$71K
MEDIAN: $45,100
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$13.36 - $26.55
(Median)
$13
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,184 - $71,094  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,650  
Profit Sharing
$217.53 - $7,830  
Commission
$20,000  
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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$29,405 - $62,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.36 - $26.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.67  
Overtime
$17.77 - $38.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,650  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$217.53 - $7,830  
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).
)
$29,405 - $62,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,448
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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

  • Learn and apply new technology in advanced diagnostics and repairs.
  • Comply with safety and EPA procedures.
  • Perform basic preventative maintenance, as well as troubleshoot and repair all types of diesel engine vehicles.
  • Maintain inventory of tools and supplies.

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Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,691

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Experience Affects Diesel Technician Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Diesel Technician Salaries

System Repair
up arrow 13%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 13%

diesel engine repair
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Systems Troubleshooting
up arrow 5%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 3%

Automotive Engine Repair
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Heavy Equipment Repair
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Troubleshooting
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Industrial Hydraulics
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National Average
$44,000

Welding
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Equipment Maintenance
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Diesel Technician
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 239 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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