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Average Diesel Technician with Heavy Duty Truck Repair Skills Hourly Pay

$21.40
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$994
Bonus
$10,788
Commission
$1,500
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The average hourly pay for a Diesel Technician with Heavy Duty Truck Repair skills is $21.40.
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$15.83
MEDIAN
$21.40
90%
$29.84
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $30
Bonus
$151 - $4,788
Profit Sharing
$197 - $4,055
Commission
$610 - $32,427
Total Pay
$33,858 - $64,933
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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.
The top respondents for the job title Diesel Technician are from the companies Ryder Systems, Inc., Penske Truck Leasing LLC and MHC Kenworth. Reported salaries are highest at Ryder Systems, Inc. where the average pay is $24.78. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Ryder Integrated Logistics Inc and MHC Kenworth, earning around $23.17 and $23.12, respectively. Penske Corporation pays the lowest at around $19.30. Cummins, Inc. and Penske Truck Leasing LLC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $21.92 and $22.15, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Diesel Technicians?

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

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 $17.39 based on 24 salaries. An early career Diesel Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.45 based on 470 salaries. A mid-career Diesel Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.58 based on 320 salaries. An experienced Diesel Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.81 based on 228 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 Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 11.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (2.7% more) and Houston, Texas (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (14.9% less), Phoenix, Arizona (7.9% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (6.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,189 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.0%
Early Career
39.5%
Mid Career
26.9%
Experienced
19.2%
Late Career
12.4%