Experienced Diesel Technician Salary

The average Experienced Diesel Technician can expect to rake in roughly $22.75 per hour. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,395 - $79,744
$35K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,692
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$17.13 - $30.66
$17
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$31
MEDIAN: $22.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,395 - $79,744  
   
Bonus
$0.27 - $5,463  
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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$36,971 - $73,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.13 - $30.66  
   
Overtime
$24.60 - $46.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.27 - $5,463  
   
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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$36,971 - $73,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 374

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,961

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Portland offers some of the highest pay in the country for Experienced Diesel Technicians, 7 percent above the national average. Experienced Diesel Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Richmond (+5 percent). Houston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent.

Key Stats for Diesel Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
10-19 years
84%
20 years or more
16%
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Skills That Affect Diesel Technician Salaries

Systems Troubleshooting
▲5%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲1%

Troubleshooting
▲1%

Paccar Engine Repair
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

Automotive Engine Repair
▼1%

Heavy Equipment Repair
▼3%

Welding
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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