Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
119,280 1.3 % $23.42 $48,720 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.28 $18.44 $22.88 $27.79 $33.17
Annual Wage (2) $31,780 $38,350 $47,580 $57,810 $68,990


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 32,650 4.87 $23.22 $48,290
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 9,410 6.71 $22.83 $47,490
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,880 0.15 $24.76 $51,500
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 7,270 1.24 $22.19 $46,150
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,430 0.33 $25.64 $53,320

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 9,410 6.71 $22.83 $47,490
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 32,650 4.87 $23.22 $48,290
Coal Mining 3,070 4.15 $25.37 $52,770
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 6,140 3.08 $22.50 $46,790
General Rental Centers 1,180 2.99 $21.08 $43,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 600 0.15 $32.01 $66,580
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 170 0.03 $31.18 $64,860
Scheduled Air Transportation 80 0.02 $30.07 $62,550
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $29.23 $60,800
Death Care Services (8) (8) $29.11 $60,550


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 14,070 1.25 1.42 $22.17 $46,120
California 9,900 0.65 0.74 $27.13 $56,430
Florida 5,020 0.65 0.74 $20.67 $43,000
Pennsylvania 4,320 0.76 0.86 $23.10 $48,050
Minnesota 4,060 1.49 1.69 $25.19 $52,400



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 1,580 5.58 6.33 $27.60 $57,410
Alaska 1,080 3.32 3.76 $30.86 $64,180
West Virginia 2,050 2.90 3.28 $21.81 $45,370
North Dakota 1,170 2.66 3.01 $27.31 $56,810
Montana 1,000 2.25 2.55 $23.92 $49,750



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,080 3.32 3.76 $30.86 $64,180
Nevada 2,120 1.78 2.02 $29.25 $60,840
Hawaii 370 0.61 0.69 $29.19 $60,720
Illinois 2,280 0.39 0.45 $28.18 $58,610
District of Columbia 70 0.10 0.11 $28.17 $58,590




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-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,620 1.98 2.24 $22.74 $47,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,340 0.58 0.65 $29.30 $60,940
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,310 1.26 1.43 $22.25 $46,270
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,170 1.19 1.35 $26.02 $54,110
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,470 1.11 1.25 $24.00 $49,910
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.65 0.74 $21.83 $45,410
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,350 1.05 1.19 $25.21 $52,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,260 0.53 0.60 $21.26 $44,220
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.34 0.38 $30.96 $64,400
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,100 1.09 1.23 $24.33 $50,600