Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
243,080 1.0 % $21.71 $45,160 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.52 $16.69 $20.98 $26.31 $31.42
Annual Wage (2) $28,130 $34,710 $43,630 $54,710 $65,350


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 33,610 3.51 $19.79 $41,170
Local Government (OES Designation) 22,330 0.42 $25.20 $52,420
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 21,390 6.49 $21.91 $45,580
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 20,340 2.37 $20.32 $42,260
Specialized Freight Trucking 15,310 3.45 $19.57 $40,710

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 3,030 6.82 $23.70 $49,290
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 21,390 6.49 $21.91 $45,580
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 10,540 5.72 $21.68 $45,100
Charter Bus Industry 1,680 5.51 $20.56 $42,760
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 880 5.14 $22.75 $47,330

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) 50 (7) $34.77 $72,320
Natural Gas Distribution 360 0.33 $30.69 $63,830
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,820 0.47 $29.64 $61,650
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 170 0.03 $28.67 $59,640
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation (8) (8) $28.34 $58,950


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 22,780 2.03 1.13 $21.02 $43,720
California 20,910 1.38 0.77 $24.31 $50,570
New York 12,360 1.40 0.78 $25.14 $52,300
Pennsylvania 11,950 2.11 1.18 $20.56 $42,770
Ohio 11,330 2.18 1.21 $20.97 $43,610



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)
North Dakota 2,430 5.51 3.06 $23.63 $49,140
Wyoming 1,390 4.93 2.74 $25.25 $52,520
Alaska 1,040 3.20 1.78 $28.41 $59,080
Maine 1,760 2.99 1.66 $19.21 $39,950
Arkansas 3,380 2.92 1.62 $17.99 $37,430



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,040 3.20 1.78 $28.41 $59,080
Hawaii 990 1.61 0.90 $26.60 $55,340
Connecticut 2,230 1.35 0.75 $26.14 $54,360
Nevada 1,470 1.24 0.69 $25.94 $53,960
Washington 5,090 1.76 0.98 $25.75 $53,570




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 6,370 1.18 0.66 $27.97 $58,190
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,050 1.61 0.90 $24.46 $50,870
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,980 2.10 1.17 $21.59 $44,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,670 1.40 0.78 $25.00 $52,000
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,860 2.11 1.18 $22.98 $47,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,840 1.61 0.89 $21.96 $45,680
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,770 3.01 1.68 $21.40 $44,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,960 1.32 0.73 $22.30 $46,390
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,920 1.60 0.89 $21.73 $45,190
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,860 2.16 1.20 $22.86 $47,550