$19.91
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,002

Profit Sharing

$983

Commission

$2,048

The average pay for a Diesel Technician is $19.91 per hour.

$29,134 - $77,060
$29K
$48K
$77K
MEDIAN: $47,888
10%
50%
90%

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$14.41 - $27.79
$14
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.91
10%
50%
90%

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$0$77K
Salary $29,134 - $77,060
Bonus $122 - $4,530
Profit Sharing $203 - $4,069
Commission $0.00 - $40,695
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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$30,773 - $64,909
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 292
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $14.41 - $27.79
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $1.21
Overtime $20.44 - $40.43
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $122 - $4,530
Commission $0.00 - $40,695
Profit Sharing $203 - $4,069
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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$30,773 - $64,909
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,497

Job Description for Diesel Technician

Diesel technician are tasked with maintaining and repairing diesel engines.

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Diesel Technician Tasks

  • Perform basic preventative maintenance, as well as troubleshoot and repair all types of diesel engine vehicles.
  • Maintain inventory of tools and supplies.
  • Learn and apply new technology in advanced diagnostics and repairs.
  • Comply with safety and EPA procedures.

Diesel Technician Pay By Employer

$0$75K

$41,961

$42,232

Cummins, Inc.
30 profiles
$42,862

MHC Kenworth
24 profiles
$46,825

$42,564

$46,327

$38,464

$41,496

$43,160

Common Career Paths for Diesel Technician


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Diesel Technicians may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Automotive Service Manager, which pays $53K on average annually. A Diesel Mechanic role is the most prevalent career advancement for Diesel Technicians. Paychecks for that role are $41K on average. The Diesel Shop Foreman position is another common transition for Diesel Technicians; in this role, salaries are typically at the $50K mark.

Diesel Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Diesel Technician


Diesel Technicians seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Metal Inert Gas Welding, Industrial Hydraulics, and System Repair are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 17 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Diesel Technician and MaxxForce Engine Repair as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people who know Electronic Troubleshooting also know Welding.

Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Technician

Pay by Experience for a Diesel Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Diesel Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 827 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Diesel Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 450 salaries. An experienced Diesel Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 413 salaries. A Diesel Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 188 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,184

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Diesel Technicians, working in the bustling city of Minneapolis has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Diesel Technicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+14 percent), Indianapolis (+13 percent), Salt Lake City (+11 percent), and Denver (+10 percent). Compared to the national average, El Paso Diesel Technicians have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Charlotte (16 percent less) and Atlanta (13 percent less).

Diesel Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Diesel Technician?

Diesel Technician in Indianapolis:
Pros: I like the challenge of trying to diagnose an issue and then resolving to problem.
Cons: I don't feel appreciated by most of my superiors. I feel like I deserve better.

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Key Stats for Diesel Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 488 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Diesel Technician Salaries

▲25%

▲16%

▲4%

National Average
$45,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Diesel Technician Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲20%

Industrial Hydraulics
▲16%

System Repair
▲10%






▼0%

Equipment Maintenance
▼0%

National Average
$45,000


diesel engine repair
▼1%

MaxxForce Engine Repair
▼8%

Diesel Technician
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 488 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 23%