Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
222,770 1.0 % $20.31 $42,250 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.76 $15.85 $19.64 $24.30 $29.24
Annual Wage (2) $26,550 $32,970 $40,850 $50,550 $60,830


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Freight Trucking 28,580 3.31 $18.68 $38,860
Local Government (OES Designation) 21,270 0.38 $23.33 $48,530
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 18,440 2.31 $19.16 $39,860
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 16,890 5.46 $20.12 $41,850
Specialized Freight Trucking 12,180 3.21 $18.29 $38,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Urban Transit Systems 2,720 6.83 $20.48 $42,590
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 10,230 6.33 $20.14 $41,900
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 16,890 5.46 $20.12 $41,850
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 800 4.50 $20.13 $41,870
Charter Bus Industry 1,260 4.05 $18.57 $38,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 (7) $31.51 $65,540
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $28.31 $58,880
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 330 0.22 $27.89 $58,020
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 2,370 0.60 $27.87 $57,970
Support Activities for Water Transportation 600 0.68 $26.80 $55,730


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 18,860 1.87 1.07 $18.72 $38,930
California 16,990 1.21 0.69 $23.23 $48,330
New York 11,760 1.41 0.80 $23.14 $48,120
Ohio 10,810 2.20 1.25 $19.13 $39,780
Pennsylvania 10,520 1.92 1.09 $18.99 $39,500




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 1,190 4.41 2.51 $23.61 $49,100
North Dakota 1,250 3.52 2.01 $19.49 $40,540
Maine 1,620 2.81 1.60 $18.83 $39,170
New Mexico 2,070 2.66 1.52 $21.27 $44,230
South Dakota 1,030 2.66 1.52 $18.04 $37,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 790 2.57 1.47 $26.97 $56,110
Hawaii 590 1.04 0.59 $26.01 $54,090
Nevada 1,410 1.27 0.72 $24.21 $50,360
District of Columbia 80 0.13 0.08 $23.62 $49,120
Wyoming 1,190 4.41 2.51 $23.61 $49,100

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,430 1.29 0.74 $25.66 $53,380
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,560 1.83 1.04 $19.78 $41,140
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,150 1.17 0.67 $23.33 $48,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,790 1.90 1.08 $19.68 $40,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,640 1.66 0.94 $21.73 $45,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,540 0.93 0.53 $24.77 $51,530
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,190 2.37 1.35 $24.85 $51,690
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,800 2.46 1.40 $21.34 $44,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,640 1.57 0.89 $21.31 $44,320
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 2,620 3.07 1.75 $18.96 $39,440




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Farmington, NM 520 10.77 6.15 $25.99 $54,050
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 270 5.04 2.88 $21.17 $44,030
Springfield, OH 240 5.03 2.87 $17.90 $37,230
Springfield, MO 900 4.94 2.82 $17.05 $35,470
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 200 4.80 2.74 $21.81 $45,370
Longview, WA 160 4.74 2.71 $22.11 $45,980
Joplin, MO 340 4.64 2.65 $15.52 $32,280
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL 220 4.60 2.62 $19.62 $40,810
Fargo, ND-MN 490 4.11 2.35 $19.41 $40,360
Wenatchee, WA 160 4.10 2.34 $21.09 $43,860