Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining. Excludes "Rail Car Repairers" (49-3043) and "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031).


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)
109,810 1.4 % $22.48 $46,770 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.62 $17.59 $21.92 $26.62 $31.37
Annual Wage (2) $30,400 $36,590 $45,600 $55,370 $65,250


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)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 27,380 4.44 $22.12 $46,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,130 0.15 $24.26 $50,450
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,660 0.37 $25.06 $52,120
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 7,330 6.35 $22.56 $46,920
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 6,870 1.29 $21.95 $45,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 2,800 7.39 $25.76 $53,580
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 7,330 6.35 $22.56 $46,920
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 27,380 4.44 $22.12 $46,010
Coal Mining 2,890 3.46 $23.25 $48,360
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 5,570 3.05 $20.36 $42,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,000 1.10 $30.54 $63,530
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $29.63 $61,620
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $29.52 $61,400
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 120 0.11 $26.79 $55,730
Death Care Services 70 0.05 $26.46 $55,030


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 11,550 1.12 1.31 $19.73 $41,040
California 11,120 0.79 0.93 $26.66 $55,440
Florida 4,670 0.65 0.76 $20.52 $42,690
Pennsylvania 4,270 0.77 0.90 $22.55 $46,910
Louisiana 3,620 1.97 2.30 $20.90 $43,470




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 1,040 3.83 4.47 $24.13 $50,190
North Dakota 1,170 3.16 3.69 $23.33 $48,530
West Virginia 1,720 2.45 2.87 $18.96 $39,440
Alaska 670 2.15 2.51 $31.34 $65,190
Montana 900 2.11 2.46 $21.89 $45,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 670 2.15 2.51 $31.34 $65,190
Hawaii 370 0.65 0.75 $29.54 $61,450
Nevada 1,990 1.79 2.09 $28.38 $59,030
Connecticut 770 0.48 0.56 $26.69 $55,520
California 11,120 0.79 0.93 $26.66 $55,440





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 4,000 1.57 1.83 $19.18 $39,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,690 0.70 0.82 $29.27 $60,880
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,710 1.01 1.18 $24.91 $51,820
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,540 0.43 0.50 $27.08 $56,330
Salt Lake City, UT 1,530 2.55 2.97 $24.15 $50,240
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,450 0.85 0.99 $25.10 $52,200
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,450 1.27 1.48 $25.13 $52,270
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,340 1.12 1.31 $24.52 $51,010
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 1,230 23.08 26.96 $22.70 $47,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,210 0.54 0.64 $21.75 $45,230




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)
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 1,230 23.08 26.96 $22.70 $47,210
Anniston-Oxford, AL 850 18.58 21.70 $22.53 $46,870
Farmington, NM 430 8.92 10.42 $27.35 $56,890
Albany, GA 440 7.44 8.69 $24.33 $50,610
Odessa, TX 340 5.45 6.37 $20.89 $43,450
Cumberland, MD-WV 190 5.05 5.90 $24.14 $50,200
Longview, TX 420 4.47 5.22 $15.17 $31,540
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 400 4.45 5.20 $20.27 $42,170
Fairbanks, AK 150 4.34 5.07 $34.13 $70,980
Duluth, MN-WI 520 4.23 4.94 $23.93 $49,780