Median pay for Experienced Diesel Technicians lies in the neighborhood of $22.68 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,144 - $78,445
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$78K
MEDIAN: $52,799
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90%

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$17.15 - $31.09
(Median)
$17
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,144 - $78,445  
   
Bonus
$0.30 - $6,411  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$36,575 - $73,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.15 - $31.09  
   
Overtime
$25.23 - $47.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.30 - $6,411  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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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$36,575 - $73,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 359
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,657

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Portland offers some of the highest pay in the country for Experienced Diesel Technicians, 8 percent above the national average. Experienced Diesel Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Richmond (+6 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Diesel Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
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Paccar Engine Repair
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Automotive Engine Repair
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National Average
$52,000

Heavy Equipment Repair
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Welding
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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