Entry-Level Diesel Technician Salary

An Entry-Level Diesel Technician earns an average wage of $17.49 per hour.

$23,679 - $72,348
$24K
$41K
$72K
MEDIAN: $40,613
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50%
90%

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$12.71 - $23.30
$13
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.93
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50%
90%

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$0$72K
Salary $23,679 - $72,348
Bonus $202.73 - $3,915
Profit Sharing $1,250
Commission $2,035
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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$27,609 - $55,777
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 69
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.71 - $23.30
Hourly Tips $0.75
Overtime $17.51 - $34.46
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $202.73 - $3,915
Commission $2,035
Profit Sharing $1,250
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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$27,609 - $55,777
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 721

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,991

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Diesel Technician Advice

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

Diesel Technician in Richland:
"Negotiate your Worth and Stand Firm."
Always be willing to learn more about your job. And always want to move up.

Diesel Technician in Jackson:
Try and learn everything that you can, because you never know what can happen.

Diesel Technician in Wapakoneta:
"Benefits are fluid."
Get into a large company with benifits and retirement and healthcare.

Diesel Technician in Brunswick:
"To learn more about management."
Learn the systems / know there limits / above all be patient.

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 Norwalk:
"Dangers in chemicals."
Safety always first always be aware of your surroundings.

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.

Key Stats for Diesel Technician

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 149 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
18%

Skills That Affect Diesel Technician Salaries

Paccar Engine Repair
▲7%

Systems Troubleshooting
▲2%




National Average
$40,000

Automotive Engine Repair
▼1%

Welding
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 27%