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post #1 of 11 Old 04-30-2008, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Thinking about going to school to be a diesel tech. What kind of money and benfits and I looking to see. What would be the salary for a ford dealrship job to a big rig job. Overall do you think this is a good solid job

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depends on where you go. My bro is working at Peterbilt, has over a 95% efficiency and still makes under 14 bucks an hour. Im not talking oil changes and trie swaps, hes doing inkectors and trannies and crap like that. Granted he doesnt have any schooling but he knows his ****. Another guy his age, same experiance, but went to school is making the same as him. Even though he sucks...

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I work on detroits and mercedes in big trucks. As long as you dont mind getting dirty its an ok job. The general pay here is high teens or low twentys per hour. Plus imo semis are way easier to work on than any pickup or car.

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the top journeyman at my bros shop get 26/hr full bennys. if thats good for you go for it. hes always busy...

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Well what do you think is best diesel tech, engineer or funeral director

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engineer, dunno mechanical or electrical but they both are well paying jobs. I have numerous friends finishing school for that and I think they start at 50K

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If i got to choose again, i would not be a diesel tech....

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depends on where you go. My bro is working at Peterbilt, has over a 95% efficiency and still makes under 14 bucks an hour. Im not talking oil changes and trie swaps, hes doing inkectors and trannies and crap like that. Granted he doesnt have any schooling but he knows his ****. Another guy his age, same experiance, but went to school is making the same as him. Even though he sucks...
sucks for your bro demand more money or find a better job most of the guys I work with make in the 20 to 26 per hour range guys right out of school make mid teens Ive been doin it 6 years and do majors and alot of electrical trouble shooting so i do well.

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yea, I had a job lined up at Comed for him doin diesel work but he really likes the people he works with

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