Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
110,200 1.3 % $22.66 $47,140 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.94 $17.93 $22.14 $26.85 $31.71
Annual Wage (2) $31,070 $37,290 $46,050 $55,840 $65,960


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 27,830 4.38 $22.32 $46,430
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 8,260 6.49 $22.11 $46,000
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,880 0.14 $23.74 $49,390
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,450 0.37 $25.12 $52,240
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 6,790 1.25 $21.58 $44,890

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 3,030 7.13 $26.84 $55,830
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 8,260 6.49 $22.11 $46,000
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 27,830 4.38 $22.32 $46,430
Coal Mining 3,290 3.76 $24.34 $50,640
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 2,540 2.78 $21.28 $44,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $36.57 $76,070
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $30.40 $63,220
Death Care Services 80 0.06 $28.62 $59,520
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $28.51 $59,300
Support Activities for Water Transportation 810 0.89 $28.10 $58,440


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 12,030 1.14 1.34 $20.77 $43,200
California 10,190 0.71 0.84 $26.04 $54,170
Florida 4,790 0.66 0.78 $20.18 $41,970
Pennsylvania 4,430 0.79 0.93 $22.49 $46,770
Louisiana 3,330 1.78 2.10 $21.26 $44,220




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 1,290 4.65 5.50 $25.60 $53,250
North Dakota 1,240 3.08 3.65 $24.95 $51,900
West Virginia 1,920 2.70 3.20 $20.87 $43,410
Alaska 750 2.34 2.77 $31.34 $65,180
Montana 950 2.20 2.61 $22.61 $47,020




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 750 2.34 2.77 $31.34 $65,180
Hawaii 350 0.60 0.70 $29.67 $61,710
Nevada 2,190 1.94 2.29 $28.91 $60,130
Illinois 2,090 0.37 0.44 $26.24 $54,570
Connecticut 670 0.41 0.49 $26.16 $54,420





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 4,240 1.61 1.90 $21.06 $43,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,520 0.65 0.77 $28.07 $58,390
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,690 0.98 1.16 $22.82 $47,460
Salt Lake City, UT 1,630 2.62 3.10 $24.28 $50,500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,610 0.92 1.09 $25.00 $52,000
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,370 1.12 1.32 $24.94 $51,870
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 1,350 25.00 29.56 $22.85 $47,520
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,260 1.08 1.28 $25.59 $53,230
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.79 0.93 $27.25 $56,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,100 0.49 0.58 $20.31 $42,250