Diesel Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$46,000
$31,000
Min 10%
$46,000
Median 50%
$69,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Lithia Motors
Highest Paying City
Modesto, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a diesel technician make?
Diesel Technicians in the US make on average $46,685 annually or $22.45 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $69,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $31,000 per year. Transportation companies and Real Estate companies have the most job opportunities for Diesel Technicians. The best states for high paying Diesel Technician jobs are California, Washington, Alaska, New Jersey, and Arizona. Most Diesel Technicians spend 3.0 years in the position.
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Average Diesel Technician Salary By Location

Across America, Diesel Technicians make on average $46,685 annually or $22.45 hourly. Diesel Technicians make the most in Modesto, CA at about $63,665 per year. The average starting salary in Modesto, CA for Diesel Technicians is $37,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Diesel Technician salaries are California, Washington, Alaska, New Jersey, and Arizona. On the other hand, South Dakota, Iowa, New Hampshire, Missouri, and Nebraska report the lowest wages for Diesel Technicians.

Map of Diesel Technician Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Diesel Technician Salary By Company

Diesel Technicians report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Transportation companies and Real Estate companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Companies like Lithia Motors or Walmart will get you the highest pay packages. Also, companies like Jim Burke Automotive and Tracey Road Equipment pay their Diesel Technicians very well.

Average Diesel Technician Pay By Industry

Wages for Diesel Technicians can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Real Estate companies, Construction companies, and Retail companies pay their Diesel Technicians well. Real Estate companies pay their Diesel Technicians the highest wages, averaging $50,913 per year. Construction companies and Retail companies pay well too, at $50,754 and $47,992, respectively. At $45,323, the average salary for Diesel Technicians in the Transportation industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Real Estate
Real Estate
$50,913
$51k
Construction
Construction
$50,754
$51k
Retail
Retail
$47,992
$48k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$46,398
$46k
Automotive
Automotive
$46,310
$46k
Transportation
Transportation
$45,323
$45k

Diesel Technician Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Diesel Technician Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Diesel Technician can range from $38,592 to $50,890 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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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$39,653
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$40,000
$40,000