Entry-Level Diesel Technician Salary

An Entry-Level Diesel Technician earns an average wage of $16.40 per hour.

$24,490 - $63,376
(Median)
$24K
$38K
$63K
MEDIAN: $37,711
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90%

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$11.77 - $22.33
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$24,490 - $63,376  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,819  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $1,277  
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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$25,118 - $52,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.77 - $22.33  
   
Overtime
$14.66 - $31.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,819  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $1,277  
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).
)
$25,118 - $52,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 563
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Diesel Technician Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Diesel Technician in Eau Claire:
"Go to school."
School is good. It gets you a job. However, experience is far better. I work with new techs that went to school and don't know anything BUT they make a great starting salary. So go to school but get experience while going to school.

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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Automotive Engine Repair
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
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National Average
$37,000

Welding
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 25%
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