Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
116,590 1.4 % $23.00 $47,830 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.01 $18.14 $22.53 $27.29 $32.31
Annual Wage (2) $31,230 $37,740 $46,870 $56,760 $67,210


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 30,100 4.62 $22.70 $47,210
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 8,620 6.46 $22.41 $46,620
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,440 0.14 $23.98 $49,880
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 6,950 1.26 $21.97 $45,700
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,840 0.34 $25.36 $52,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 3,330 7.37 $27.28 $56,730
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 8,620 6.46 $22.41 $46,620
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 30,100 4.62 $22.70 $47,210
Coal Mining 3,380 4.23 $24.83 $51,640
General Rental Centers 1,260 3.21 $20.86 $43,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $35.45 $73,740
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.03 $30.92 $64,320
Scheduled Air Transportation 70 0.02 $30.72 $63,900
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 490 0.13 $30.45 $63,330
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 140 0.05 $27.60 $57,400


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 14,210 1.30 1.48 $21.65 $45,030
California 9,990 0.68 0.77 $26.49 $55,100
Florida 4,820 0.65 0.74 $20.23 $42,070
Pennsylvania 4,440 0.79 0.90 $23.25 $48,360
Minnesota 4,070 1.51 1.72 $24.39 $50,730




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 1,430 5.12 5.82 $26.27 $54,650
West Virginia 2,090 2.95 3.35 $20.84 $43,340
Alaska 900 2.80 3.19 $30.19 $62,790
North Dakota 1,170 2.77 3.15 $26.45 $55,020
Montana 980 2.23 2.54 $23.58 $49,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 900 2.80 3.19 $30.19 $62,790
Hawaii 330 0.56 0.63 $29.77 $61,920
Nevada 2,360 2.05 2.33 $28.37 $59,020
Illinois 2,190 0.38 0.44 $26.75 $55,650
Washington 2,690 0.95 1.08 $26.65 $55,440





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 6,150 2.23 2.54 $22.33 $46,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,320 0.58 0.66 $28.20 $58,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,220 1.25 1.42 $22.14 $46,060
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,130 1.19 1.35 $25.03 $52,060
Salt Lake City, UT 1,690 2.62 2.98 $25.15 $52,320
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,350 1.05 1.20 $24.52 $50,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.61 0.70 $21.23 $44,170
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,230 1.02 1.16 $26.47 $55,060
Pittsburgh, PA 1,110 0.98 1.12 $23.97 $49,860
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 1,090 2.23 2.53 $19.97 $41,530