Entry-Level Diesel Technician Salary

An Entry-Level Diesel Technician earns an average wage of $16.83 per hour.

$24,392 - $58,308
(Median)
$24K
$37K
$58K
MEDIAN: $36,925
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$11.93 - $22.50
(Median)
$12
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,392 - $58,308  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,490  
Profit Sharing
$217.53 - $24,468  
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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$25,701 - $52,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.93 - $22.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.96  
Overtime
$15.22 - $32.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,490  
   
Profit Sharing
$217.53 - $24,468  
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).
)
$25,701 - $52,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 734
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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 Diesel Technician Salaries

Heavy Equipment Repair
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Automotive Engine Repair
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Troubleshooting
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Welding
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National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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