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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 mining. Excludes "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031) and "Rail Car Repairers" (49-3043).


National estimates for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
Industry profile for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
Geographic profile for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

National estimates for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
147,680 1.5 % $ 27.40 $ 57,000 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.43 $ 21.45 $ 26.61 $ 31.87 $ 38.94
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,250 $ 44,610 $ 55,350 $ 66,290 $ 81,000


Industry profile for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 42,020 6.05 $ 27.75 $ 57,720
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 14,650 4.70 $ 26.01 $ 54,100
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 12,340 1.78 $ 26.65 $ 55,440
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 8,930 2.49 $ 27.70 $ 57,610
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,210 0.13 $ 29.58 $ 61,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 42,020 6.05 $ 27.75 $ 57,720
Metal Ore Mining 2,280 5.61 $ 29.89 $ 62,160
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 14,650 4.70 $ 26.01 $ 54,100
Coal Mining 1,580 3.66 $ 30.43 $ 63,300
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,290 3.34 $ 25.44 $ 52,920

Top paying industries for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 120 0.02 $ 37.73 $ 78,480
Natural Gas Distribution 80 0.07 $ 37.43 $ 77,860
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 760 0.20 $ 36.56 $ 76,050
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 70 0.06 $ 34.48 $ 71,710
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,850 2.10 $ 32.01 $ 66,590


Geographic profile for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

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





States with the highest employment level in Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 18,750 1.55 1.46 $ 25.39 $ 52,820
California 14,030 0.85 0.80 $ 32.57 $ 67,750
Florida 7,710 0.91 0.86 $ 24.03 $ 49,990
Pennsylvania 6,010 1.09 1.03 $ 25.63 $ 53,300
Virginia 4,800 1.30 1.22 $ 26.42 $ 54,960




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 1,270 4.84 4.56 $ 31.35 $ 65,210
Alaska 1,220 4.12 3.88 $ 36.57 $ 76,060
North Dakota 1,330 3.31 3.12 $ 30.63 $ 63,720
Montana 1,290 2.83 2.66 $ 28.36 $ 58,990
West Virginia 1,660 2.56 2.41 $ 22.37 $ 46,530




Top paying states for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 370 0.64 0.60 $ 37.25 $ 77,480
Alaska 1,220 4.12 3.88 $ 36.57 $ 76,060
Illinois 3,550 0.63 0.59 $ 34.37 $ 71,480
New York 2,900 0.33 0.31 $ 33.07 $ 68,780
California 14,030 0.85 0.80 $ 32.57 $ 67,750





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,420 1.83 1.72 $ 25.10 $ 52,210
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,600 1.28 1.21 $ 26.62 $ 55,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,760 0.65 0.61 $ 33.70 $ 70,090
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,190 0.36 0.34 $ 36.68 $ 76,300
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,800 0.64 0.60 $ 36.34 $ 75,590
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,770 1.31 1.24 $ 26.61 $ 55,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,320 0.77 0.72 $ 28.95 $ 60,210
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,290 1.17 1.10 $ 34.73 $ 72,250
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,220 0.84 0.79 $ 23.82 $ 49,550
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,170 0.93 0.88 $ 36.83 $ 76,610




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 680 16.12 15.18 $ 25.08 $ 52,170
Texarkana, TX-AR 560 10.35 9.75 $ 27.56 $ 57,320
Albany, GA 360 6.11 5.75 $ 27.47 $ 57,140
Fairbanks, AK 160 5.31 5.00 $ 39.38 $ 81,920
Casper, WY 190 5.16 4.86 $ 31.35 $ 65,210
Beckley, WV 200 4.94 4.65 $ 23.87 $ 49,660
Midland, TX 470 4.69 4.42 $ 28.51 $ 59,310
Longview, TX 370 3.96 3.73 $ 24.43 $ 50,820
Billings, MT 300 3.56 3.35 $ 29.67 $ 61,720
Great Falls, MT 120 3.46 3.26 $ 30.94 $ 64,360