The average pay for a Diesel Technician is $19.49 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Industrial Hydraulics, Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding, System Repair, and Systems Troubleshooting.
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$30,269 - $76,501
(Median)
$30K
$48K
$77K
MEDIAN: $48,050
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$13.70 - $27.31
(Median)
$14
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,269 - $76,501  
   
Bonus
$176.17 - $4,823  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $4,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $49,665  
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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$29,926 - $64,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $27.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$19.24 - $40.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$176.17 - $4,823  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $49,665  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $4,000  
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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$29,926 - $64,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,396
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,173

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Experience Affects Diesel Technician Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Diesel Technician Salaries

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 24%

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 22%


System Repair
up arrow 12%


diesel engine repair
up arrow 3%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 2%

Automotive Engine Repair
up arrow 2%

Equipment Maintenance
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Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Welding
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Heavy Equipment Repair
0%

National Average
$44,000

Diesel Technician
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 206 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: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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