Average Diesel Technician Hourly Pay

$20.72
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$1,005
Bonus
$6,250
Commission
$1,490
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The average hourly pay for a Diesel Technician is $20.72.
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$15.24
MEDIAN
$20.72
90%
$29.24
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $29
Bonus
$104 - $4,983
Profit Sharing
$200 - $4,500
Commission
$610 - $33,702
Total Pay
$32,426 - $65,862
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What Do Diesel Technicians Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Diesel Technician

3.7 out of 5
(587)
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The top respondents for the job title Diesel Technician are from the companies Ryder Systems, Inc., Penske Truck Leasing LLC and Cummins, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Rush Enterprises, Inc where the average pay is $26.13. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc and Cummins, Inc., earning around $22.51 and $22.37, respectively. Waste Management, Inc. pays the lowest at around $21.47. Penske Truck Leasing LLC and MHC Kenworth also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $21.54 and $21.85, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Diesel Technicians?

Skills in Electronic Troubleshooting, Heavy Duty Truck Repair, Troubleshooting and Systems Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Heavy Equipment Repair.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Technicians?

An entry-level Diesel Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.65 based on 57 salaries. An early career Diesel Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.87 based on 932 salaries. A mid-career Diesel Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.01 based on 582 salaries. An experienced Diesel Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.29 based on 490 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Employees with Diesel Technician in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 3.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (2.9% more) and Dallas, Texas (0.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (4.8% less), Indianapolis, Indiana (2.7% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (2.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,356 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.4%
Early Career
39.6%
Mid Career
24.7%
Experienced
20.8%
Late Career
12.5%