Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
14,950 4.0 % $16.78 $34,910 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.11 $12.67 $15.93 $20.01 $24.83
Annual Wage (2) $21,030 $26,360 $33,140 $41,610 $51,650


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 12,840 9.80 $16.88 $35,100
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,060 1.54 $15.78 $32,830
Automobile Dealers 140 0.01 $17.90 $37,230
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 90 0.30 $20.43 $42,500

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 12,840 9.80 $16.88 $35,100
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,060 1.54 $15.78 $32,830
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 90 0.30 $20.43 $42,500
Automobile Dealers 140 0.01 $17.90 $37,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 90 0.30 $20.43 $42,500
Automobile Dealers 140 0.01 $17.90 $37,230
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 12,840 9.80 $16.88 $35,100
Automotive Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $15.96 $33,190
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,060 1.54 $15.78 $32,830


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 1,550 0.11 0.95 $18.81 $39,120
Texas 1,300 0.12 1.07 $18.57 $38,620
Florida 750 0.10 0.90 $17.29 $35,970
Pennsylvania 630 0.11 0.99 $16.40 $34,110
New York 610 0.07 0.62 $17.78 $36,980




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 120 0.42 3.66 $15.89 $33,050
Idaho 250 0.42 3.64 $17.69 $36,800
Montana 150 0.35 3.08 $16.10 $33,490
South Dakota 120 0.29 2.54 $15.37 $31,980
North Dakota 90 0.23 2.02 $17.41 $36,200




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 130 0.04 0.36 $20.99 $43,650
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $20.40 $42,440
Delaware 50 0.12 1.02 $20.08 $41,770
Maryland 190 0.07 0.65 $19.42 $40,390
Washington 310 0.11 0.98 $18.97 $39,450





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.08 0.66 $19.02 $39,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 280 0.08 0.67 $17.84 $37,110
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 260 0.20 1.78 $15.77 $32,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 190 0.09 0.74 $18.99 $39,510
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 180 0.10 0.90 $17.23 $35,840
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 180 0.17 1.44 $15.65 $32,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 170 0.10 0.85 $17.92 $37,270
St. Louis, MO-IL 160 0.12 1.08 $16.64 $34,610
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.03 0.25 $22.80 $47,420
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 140 0.14 1.19 $18.26 $37,980




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)
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 60 0.52 4.53 $13.92 $28,950
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 40 0.51 4.44 $22.08 $45,920
Joplin, MO 30 0.44 3.83 $16.29 $33,870
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 100 0.38 3.34 $14.52 $30,190
Springfield, MO 60 0.34 2.98 $13.05 $27,150
Boulder, CO 50 0.31 2.71 $14.41 $29,980
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 90 0.27 2.35 $15.18 $31,570
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 70 0.26 2.23 $19.34 $40,230
York-Hanover, PA 40 0.25 2.19 $19.14 $39,810
Tucson, AZ 90 0.25 2.17 (8) (8)




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)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX (8) (8) (8) $24.90 $51,790
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.03 0.25 $22.80 $47,420
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $22.62 $47,050
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.27 $46,310
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 40 0.51 4.44 $22.08 $45,920
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 0.64 $21.73 $45,190
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.05 $43,780
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.89 $43,450
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.88 $43,440
Raleigh-Cary, NC 60 0.12 1.06 $20.57 $42,790

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 4.85 $16.32 $33,940
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 5.32 $12.88 $26,780
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 2.21 $15.09 $31,390
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 3.76 $14.32 $29,780
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 3.17 $11.25 $23,400

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)
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.84 7.30 $18.90 $39,310
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 0.68 5.95 $14.70 $30,570
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 5.32 $12.88 $26,780
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.56 4.85 $16.32 $33,940
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 4.67 $17.69 $36,800

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)
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 40 0.84 7.30 $18.90 $39,310
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.53 $38,540
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 4.16 $17.81 $37,050
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 4.67 $17.69 $36,800
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.16 $35,690


About May 2012 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:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013