Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
238,150 1.0 % $21.21 $44,120 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.11 $16.34 $20.54 $25.78 $30.66
Annual Wage (2) $27,270 $33,980 $42,730 $53,610 $63,760


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 33,600 3.58 $19.10 $39,720
Local Government (OES Designation) 21,140 0.39 $24.54 $51,040
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 20,290 2.42 $19.85 $41,290
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 20,290 6.24 $21.46 $44,640
Specialized Freight Trucking 14,280 3.33 $19.02 $39,570

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 2,780 6.33 $22.80 $47,420
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 20,290 6.24 $21.46 $44,640
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 9,830 5.54 $21.46 $44,630
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 960 5.25 $22.24 $46,250
Charter Bus Industry 1,500 4.99 $19.54 $40,640

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) $34.01 $70,740
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 110 0.29 $33.65 $70,000
Natural Gas Distribution 370 0.34 $29.75 $61,880
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $29.66 $61,680
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 150 0.03 $29.08 $60,490


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 21,980 2.01 1.12 $20.18 $41,970
California 19,820 1.35 0.75 $23.74 $49,390
New York 11,670 1.35 0.75 $24.61 $51,200
Ohio 11,260 2.20 1.22 $20.98 $43,640
Pennsylvania 11,010 1.96 1.09 $20.31 $42,250




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 1,680 6.02 3.35 $26.50 $55,120
North Dakota 2,110 4.99 2.78 $22.44 $46,680
Maine 2,090 3.59 2.00 $18.50 $38,480
Arkansas 3,420 2.97 1.65 $17.02 $35,390
South Dakota 1,130 2.80 1.56 $19.34 $40,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 780 1.29 0.72 $29.43 $61,210
Alaska 800 2.47 1.37 $27.90 $58,030
Wyoming 1,680 6.02 3.35 $26.50 $55,120
Nevada 1,420 1.23 0.68 $26.32 $54,740
Connecticut 2,320 1.42 0.79 $25.61 $53,270





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 5,940 1.13 0.63 $27.71 $57,640
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,790 1.57 0.87 $23.22 $48,290
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,450 1.98 1.10 $20.32 $42,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,010 1.26 0.70 $24.21 $50,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,940 1.71 0.95 $21.53 $44,790
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,600 1.67 0.93 $21.40 $44,510
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,480 1.94 1.08 $22.53 $46,870
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,370 2.81 1.56 $21.48 $44,680
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,960 2.31 1.29 $21.70 $45,130
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 2,580 2.83 1.57 $20.17 $41,960