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Entry-Level Diesel Technician Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Entry-Level Diesel Technician is $16.13 per hour. A skill in Heavy Equipment Repair is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Diesel Technician Salary (?
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$23,279 - $54,446
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MEDIAN: $34,116
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Entry-Level Diesel Technician Salary (?
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$11.31 - $21.39
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,279 - $54,446  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,505  
Profit Sharing
$216.70 - $1,081  
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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$24,400 - $51,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.31 - $21.39  
   
Overtime
$14.09 - $30.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,505  
   
Profit Sharing
$216.70 - $1,081  
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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$24,400 - $51,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 410
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San Antonio
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National Average
$36,000
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Diesel Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Diesel Technician in Austin:
"If You're Good, You'll Do Great."
Most mechanics don't choose the job, it chooses them. They do it because it's the one thing they're really good at. I'm good at a great many things, and turning wrenches isn't one of them. I wanted to learn, and I've learned a lot, but it's not a skill that's easy to teach late in life. Even though I haven't gotten really, really good at the skills, I've done well for myself. Come to work every day, on time, no matter what, and have a good attitude. Be ready to learn, because the field is always changing. Acquire some knowledge and experience in a lot of areas, and a lot of knowledge and experience in one or two areas--it'll make you indispensable.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Diesel Technician Salaries

Heavy Equipment Repair
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
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Automotive Engine Repair
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Welding
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National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 24%