|Local government, excluding education and hospitals||$54,490|
|Automotive repair and maintenance||45,010|
Many diesel technicians, especially those employed by truck fleet dealers and repair shops, receive a commission in addition to their base salary.
Most diesel technicians work full time. Overtime is common, as many repair shops extend their service hours during evenings and weekends. In addition, some truck and bus repair shops provide 24-hour maintenance and repair services.