Entry-Level Diesel Technician Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Diesel Technician earns an average wage of $16.03 per hour.
Entry-Level Diesel Technician Salary (?
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$22,953 - $50,895
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MEDIAN: $33,805
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Entry-Level Diesel Technician Salary (?
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$11.18 - $21.19
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,953 - $50,895  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
Profit Sharing
$256.50 - $1,048  
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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$24,224 - $51,237  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.18 - $21.19  
   
Overtime
$13.87 - $30.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
   
Profit Sharing
$256.50 - $1,048  
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).
)
$24,224 - $51,237  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 376
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Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$35,000
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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.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Diesel Technician Salaries

Troubleshooting
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Welding
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National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
1%
female alumni
 
Male
99%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%
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