Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, or similar motorized vehicles.


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)
14,750 3.9 % $16.32 $33,950 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.07 $12.46 $15.37 $19.21 $24.24
Annual Wage (2) $20,950 $25,920 $31,980 $39,950 $50,420


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)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 12,620 9.62 $16.37 $34,050
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 880 1.28 $14.96 $31,110
Automobile Dealers 230 0.02 $17.38 $36,150
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 130 0.41 $21.87 $45,500
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.02 $23.64 $49,160

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 12,620 9.62 $16.37 $34,050
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 880 1.28 $14.96 $31,110
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 130 0.41 $21.87 $45,500
Automobile Dealers 230 0.02 $17.38 $36,150
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.02 $23.64 $49,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.02 $23.64 $49,160
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 130 0.41 $21.87 $45,500
Automobile Dealers 230 0.02 $17.38 $36,150
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 12,620 9.62 $16.37 $34,050
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 880 1.28 $14.96 $31,110


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)
California 1,620 0.12 1.00 $19.85 $41,290
Texas 1,460 0.15 1.25 $16.27 $33,840
Florida 850 0.12 1.03 $16.60 $34,530
Pennsylvania 830 0.15 1.31 $15.50 $32,230
New York 610 0.07 0.64 $17.07 $35,500




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)
Montana 190 0.46 3.96 $16.44 $34,190
Wyoming 100 0.38 3.23 $16.10 $33,490
New Hampshire 190 0.31 2.71 $18.06 $37,560
South Dakota 110 0.29 2.53 $14.91 $31,010
West Virginia 170 0.25 2.12 $11.17 $23,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,620 0.12 1.00 $19.85 $41,290
Hawaii 30 0.06 0.53 $18.94 $39,390
Connecticut 130 0.08 0.72 $18.93 $39,380
Massachusetts 140 0.04 0.38 $18.69 $38,880
Louisiana 150 0.08 0.72 $18.25 $37,960

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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 720 0.29 2.47 $16.41 $34,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.10 0.89 $20.75 $43,170
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.17 1.42 $20.50 $42,640
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.06 0.48 $17.53 $36,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 180 0.08 0.71 $13.67 $28,440
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.17 1.42 $14.31 $29,760
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.04 0.30 $22.00 $45,760
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 140 0.17 1.50 $18.19 $37,830
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 140 0.08 0.72 $17.43 $36,260
St. Louis, MO-IL 120 0.09 0.80 $14.89 $30,960




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)
Grand Junction, CO 40 0.73 6.25 $16.49 $34,310
Altoona, PA 40 0.72 6.19 $15.27 $31,750
Winchester, VA-WV 30 0.66 5.70 $14.73 $30,630
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 90 0.58 5.02 $17.07 $35,500
Rapid City, SD 30 0.57 4.87 $16.53 $34,390
St. Cloud, MN 40 0.40 3.40 $16.76 $34,860
Springfield, MO 70 0.39 3.39 $12.11 $25,180
Fort Smith, AR-OK 40 0.35 3.02 $12.99 $27,020
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 60 0.32 2.74 $20.11 $41,830
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 720 0.29 2.47 $16.41 $34,120




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 60 0.21 1.84 $24.57 $51,100
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.98 $49,870
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.05 0.39 $22.95 $47,740
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.24 $46,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.04 0.30 $22.00 $45,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 0.26 $21.92 $45,600
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC (8) (8) (8) $21.02 $43,730
New Haven, CT 40 0.16 1.36 $20.97 $43,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 390 0.10 0.89 $20.75 $43,170
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.17 1.42 $20.50 $42,640

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.43 3.73 $13.99 $29,100
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.50 4.27 $16.77 $34,870
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 4.26 $11.81 $24,570
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.69 5.95 $16.88 $35,110
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 3.44 $15.79 $32,850

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 7.46 $15.03 $31,260
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.69 5.95 $16.88 $35,110
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.60 5.16 $13.02 $27,080
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.50 4.27 $16.77 $34,870
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 4.26 $11.81 $24,570

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.65 $17.79 $37,000
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.51 $36,430
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.32 $36,030
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.69 5.95 $16.88 $35,110
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.78 $16.87 $35,090


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011