Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
121,900 1.3 % $24.08 $50,080 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.46 $18.80 $23.45 $28.52 $34.41
Annual Wage (2) $32,160 $39,100 $48,770 $59,320 $71,570


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 32,840 4.82 $23.79 $49,480
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 10,220 7.03 $23.17 $48,200
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 8,160 1.32 $22.85 $47,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,100 0.13 $26.33 $54,760
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,700 0.34 $25.81 $53,680

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 10,220 7.03 $23.17 $48,200
Metal Ore Mining 2,330 5.38 $29.00 $60,320
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 32,840 4.82 $23.79 $49,480
Coal Mining 3,050 4.39 $27.04 $56,250
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 6,200 3.01 $22.81 $47,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $32.81 $68,250
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 640 0.16 $32.32 $67,230
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 250 0.05 $30.65 $63,740
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $30.45 $63,340
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 110 0.02 $29.68 $61,730


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 13,640 1.18 1.33 $23.30 $48,470
California 10,500 0.68 0.77 $28.26 $58,770
Florida 4,990 0.63 0.71 $20.88 $43,420
Pennsylvania 4,470 0.78 0.89 $23.88 $49,660
Minnesota 4,120 1.48 1.68 $25.89 $53,850



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 1,560 5.50 6.22 $28.48 $59,230
Alaska 1,060 3.23 3.65 $30.63 $63,720
North Dakota 1,290 2.88 3.26 $30.59 $63,620
West Virginia 1,850 2.62 2.97 $21.84 $45,430
Montana 930 2.08 2.35 $24.86 $51,720



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 70 0.10 0.11 $31.89 $66,340
Massachusetts 1,690 0.50 0.56 $31.38 $65,280
Alaska 1,060 3.23 3.65 $30.63 $63,720
Hawaii 370 0.60 0.68 $30.59 $63,630
North Dakota 1,290 2.88 3.26 $30.59 $63,620




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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,680 1.60 1.81 $24.55 $51,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,710 0.66 0.75 $30.71 $63,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,660 1.42 1.61 $23.29 $48,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,430 1.29 1.46 $27.05 $56,250
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,640 1.25 1.41 $24.31 $50,570
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.24 0.27 $27.37 $56,930
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.66 0.74 $22.83 $47,480
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,460 1.06 1.20 $23.18 $48,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,270 0.97 1.09 $25.35 $52,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,250 0.51 0.57 $22.41 $46,610