Average Diesel Technician Hourly Pay in Columbia, South Carolina

$20.61
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The average hourly pay for a Diesel Technician in Columbia, South Carolina is $20.61.
10%
$15.46
10%
$20.61
50%
$30.10
90%
90%
MEDIAN $20.61
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $30
Total Pay
$34,622 - $62,919

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Job Description for Diesel Technician

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.

Career Paths

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Diesel Technician
Diesel Mechanic
Diesel Shop Foreman / Mechanic
Field Service Technician
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Diesel Technician

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

Pay by Experience Level for Diesel Technician

An experienced Diesel Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $22.50 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
Employees with Diesel Technician in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 8.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (0.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (5.9% less), Indianapolis, Indiana (3.8% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10 survey responses.
Experienced
50.0%
Late Career
50.0%