The average hourly pay for a Diesel Technician in Columbia, South Carolina is $20.61.
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$34,622 - $62,919
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Job Description for Diesel Technician
Diesel technician are tasked with maintaining and repairing diesel engines. If they are responsible for fleet maintenance or a similar task, these technicians also check to make sure the fleet's engines are functioning properly in an attempt to prevent breakdowns. Diesel technicians may work on marine- or land-based diesel engines, and they may work on larger vehicles (such as trucks) or static diesel engines (such as those in generators). While the technician's work environment varies based o…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Diesel Technician
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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.
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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).
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