Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
251,750 1.0 % $22.17 $46,110 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.79 $16.96 $21.40 $26.90 $32.18
Annual Wage (2) $28,680 $35,280 $44,520 $55,950 $66,940


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 34,300 3.48 $20.08 $41,770
Local Government (OES Designation) 24,650 0.46 $25.29 $52,610
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 22,230 2.51 $20.78 $43,220
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 21,450 6.56 $22.15 $46,080
Specialized Freight Trucking 16,220 3.55 $20.20 $42,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 21,450 6.56 $22.15 $46,080
Urban Transit Systems 2,900 6.49 $23.94 $49,790
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 12,350 6.31 $22.19 $46,160
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 930 5.60 $23.15 $48,150
Charter Bus Industry 1,710 5.58 $20.93 $43,530

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) 40 (7) $35.77 $74,400
Natural Gas Distribution 310 0.28 $32.93 $68,480
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,810 0.46 $30.71 $63,870
Scheduled Air Transportation 550 0.13 $29.45 $61,260
Coal Mining 470 0.67 $28.51 $59,310


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 25,330 2.19 1.20 $21.34 $44,390
California 20,490 1.32 0.72 $25.13 $52,270
New York 13,300 1.48 0.81 $25.27 $52,550
Pennsylvania 11,880 2.08 1.14 $21.09 $43,870
Ohio 11,770 2.23 1.22 $21.42 $44,550



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 1,640 5.77 3.16 $25.68 $53,420
North Dakota 2,280 5.10 2.79 $24.82 $51,620
Maine 1,700 2.87 1.57 $19.43 $40,400
Nebraska 2,730 2.86 1.57 $20.21 $42,040
Alaska 940 2.86 1.57 $29.76 $61,900



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 940 2.86 1.57 $29.76 $61,900
Hawaii 980 1.58 0.87 $27.09 $56,360
Nevada 1,550 1.25 0.69 $26.32 $54,740
District of Columbia 140 0.21 0.12 $26.18 $54,450
Massachusetts 4,060 1.19 0.65 $26.16 $54,410




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,410 1.30 0.71 $27.37 $56,920
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,550 2.24 1.22 $23.07 $47,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,150 1.26 0.69 $25.71 $53,480
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,010 1.40 0.77 $24.72 $51,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,850 1.65 0.91 $22.34 $46,470
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,840 1.55 0.85 $22.24 $46,250
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,660 2.79 1.53 $22.45 $46,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,380 1.80 0.99 $23.76 $49,420
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,180 1.70 0.93 $21.74 $45,230
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,680 1.95 1.07 $24.80 $51,590