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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems. Excludes "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031).


National estimates for Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
Industry profile for Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
Geographic profile for Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

National estimates for Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
35,720 2.3 % $ 21.81 $ 45,350 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.78 $ 16.83 $ 21.09 $ 25.99 $ 30.88
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,670 $ 35,000 $ 43,880 $ 54,050 $ 64,220


Industry profile for Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 25,270 3.64 $ 21.94 $ 45,640
Support Activities for Crop Production 2,110 0.60 $ 20.10 $ 41,810
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,900 0.92 $ 22.17 $ 46,120
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,420 0.86 $ 20.77 $ 43,200
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 970 0.18 $ 22.83 $ 47,480

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 25,270 3.64 $ 21.94 $ 45,640
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,900 0.92 $ 22.17 $ 46,120
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,420 0.86 $ 20.77 $ 43,200
Support Activities for Crop Production 2,110 0.60 $ 20.10 $ 41,810
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 160 0.24 $ 19.73 $ 41,030

Top paying industries for Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Truck Transportation 210 0.01 $ 27.47 $ 57,130
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 100 0.02 $ 24.76 $ 51,500
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 100 (7) $ 24.64 $ 51,240
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 150 0.02 $ 24.33 $ 50,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $ 24.12 $ 50,160


Geographic profile for Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,940 0.24 0.93 $ 23.29 $ 48,450
Texas 2,290 0.19 0.74 $ 21.39 $ 44,490
Iowa 2,280 1.55 6.04 $ 22.47 $ 46,740
Nebraska 1,840 1.96 7.62 $ 20.50 $ 42,630
Minnesota 1,720 0.64 2.47 $ 23.68 $ 49,250




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 1,840 1.96 7.62 $ 20.50 $ 42,630
North Dakota 690 1.73 6.73 $ 24.39 $ 50,730
South Dakota 670 1.63 6.35 $ 21.10 $ 43,900
Iowa 2,280 1.55 6.04 $ 22.47 $ 46,740
Montana 560 1.22 4.76 $ 20.89 $ 43,460




Top paying states for Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 30 0.02 0.09 $ 28.72 $ 59,730
New Mexico 140 0.17 0.68 $ 28.26 $ 58,790
Wyoming 80 0.30 1.19 $ 27.59 $ 57,390
New Jersey 120 0.03 0.12 $ 25.14 $ 52,300
New York 680 0.08 0.30 $ 24.82 $ 51,620





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Visalia-Porterville, CA 380 2.54 9.89 $ 21.37 $ 44,440
Stockton-Lodi, CA 370 1.50 5.84 $ 23.05 $ 47,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 350 0.13 0.52 $ 20.97 $ 43,610
Bakersfield, CA 330 1.08 4.19 $ 19.93 $ 41,460
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 290 0.26 1.00 $ 26.25 $ 54,590
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 290 0.19 0.76 $ 26.76 $ 55,660
Fresno, CA 270 0.73 2.83 $ 22.19 $ 46,150
Lancaster, PA 270 1.17 4.57 $ 20.56 $ 42,770
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 270 0.08 0.29 $ 23.87 $ 49,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 270 0.15 0.57 $ 24.26 $ 50,450




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Valdosta, GA 210 4.11 16.01 $ 18.78 $ 39,050
Grand Island, NE 150 3.92 15.25 $ 20.61 $ 42,870
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 140 3.21 12.50 $ 20.02 $ 41,640
Twin Falls, ID 130 2.76 10.73 $ 22.13 $ 46,020
Visalia-Porterville, CA 380 2.54 9.89 $ 21.37 $ 44,440
Albany, OR 80 1.94 7.57 $ 26.85 $ 55,850
Walla Walla, WA 40 1.72 6.71 $ 19.32 $ 40,180
Jonesboro, AR 90 1.63 6.34 $ 21.12 $ 43,930
Grand Forks, ND-MN 80 1.61 6.27 $ 23.42 $ 48,700
Appleton, WI 190 1.61 6.26 $ 19.35 $ 40,240




Top paying metropolitan areas for Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Las Cruces, NM (8) (8) (8) $ 34.81 $ 72,390
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (8) (8) (8) $ 31.37 $ 65,240
Fargo, ND-MN 150 1.11 4.31 $ 30.48 $ 63,400
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $ 30.05 $ 62,500
Wichita, KS 120 0.42 1.64 $ 28.38 $ 59,040
Bellingham, WA 70 0.88 3.42 $ 27.89 $ 58,000
Albany, OR 80 1.94 7.57 $ 26.85 $ 55,850
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $ 26.79 $ 55,720
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 290 0.19 0.76 $ 26.76 $ 55,660
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 290 0.26 1.00 $ 26.25 $ 54,590

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 900 2.38 9.26 $ 24.58 $ 51,130
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 890 6.15 23.93 $ 19.23 $ 40,010
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 550 4.77 18.56 $ 24.11 $ 50,140
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 490 2.56 9.97 $ 21.70 $ 45,140
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 470 2.22 8.66 $ 21.74 $ 45,220

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 250 6.70 26.09 $ 22.54 $ 46,890
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 890 6.15 23.93 $ 19.23 $ 40,010
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 550 4.77 18.56 $ 24.11 $ 50,140
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 440 4.54 17.68 $ 23.28 $ 48,410
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 270 4.39 17.09 $ 20.75 $ 43,160

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.25 $ 28.97 $ 60,260
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 1.35 $ 28.77 $ 59,850
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.47 1.84 $ 27.22 $ 56,610
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 1.52 $ 27.11 $ 56,380
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 340 1.08 4.19 $ 26.28 $ 54,670


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021