Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Diesel Technician is $20.42
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 $17.07 based on 6 salaries. An early career Diesel Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.78 based on 153 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Diesel Technicians Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.