Catalog 2020-2021

Diesel Equipment Technology


The median annual wage for diesel service technicians and mechanics was $43,820 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,820, and the top percent earned more than $63,250. In May 2012, median annual wages for diesel service technicians and mechanics in the top five industries in which these technicians and mechanics worked were as follows:

  • $49,130 in government entities
  • $42,950 in motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies wholesalers
  • $42,160 in manufacturing companies
  • $38,880 in repair and maintenance shops
  • $38,250 in truck transportation companies.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 edition, Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics.