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How Much Does a Diesel Technician Earn In The United States?

Diesel Technician Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$44,000
$34,000
$44,000
$58,000
Diesel technicians in the United States make an average salary of $44,699 per year or $21.49 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $34,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $58,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Alaska, Nevada, California, and New Hampshire provide the highest diesel technician salaries.
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Where Diesel Technicians Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where diesel technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Diesel Technicians Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Hawaii, Alaska and Nevada, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for diesel technicians. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are North Dakota, Iowa, and Kansas.
Location
1. Fairbanks, AK
$57,032
Avg. Salary
$31k
$68k
2. Modesto, CA
$56,579
Avg. Salary
$31k
$68k
3. Rochester, NH
$52,967
Avg. Salary
$31k
$68k
4. Phoenix, AZ
$50,616
Avg. Salary
$31k
$68k
5. Houston, TX
$49,844
Avg. Salary
$31k
$68k
6. Rochester, NY
$48,372
Avg. Salary
$31k
$68k

High Paying Diesel Technician Jobs

Which Companies Pay Diesel Technicians The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Waste Pro and Walmart as they offer the highest salaries for diesel technicians.
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$29k
$58k
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$29k
$58k
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$29k
$58k
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$29k
$58k
Avg. Salary
$29k
$58k

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Diesel Technician Salary History

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    How Much Do Diesel Technicians Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a diesel technician can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for diesel technicians tend to be found in transportation, manufacturing, and finance companies. In fact, diesel technicians can make a yearly salary of $41,528 while working for transportation companies.
    1. Transportation
    $41,528
    Avg. Salary
    $34k
    $48k
    2. Manufacturing
    $41,139
    Avg. Salary
    $34k
    $48k
    3. Finance
    $40,461
    Avg. Salary
    $34k
    $48k
    4. Retail
    $40,018
    Avg. Salary
    $34k
    $48k

    How Experience Affects Diesel Technician Salaries

    The salary for a diesel technician can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $57,393
    $57,393
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