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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
35,030 1.8 % $ 22.71 $ 47,250 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.43 $ 17.93 $ 22.55 $ 28.29 $ 29.76
Annual Wage (2) $ 30,010 $ 37,280 $ 46,910 $ 58,840 $ 61,900


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 25,340 3.73 $ 22.90 $ 47,640
Support Activities for Crop Production 2,250 0.67 $ 20.62 $ 42,890
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,590 0.76 $ 21.91 $ 45,560
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,140 0.63 $ 22.72 $ 47,270
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 980 0.19 $ 21.34 $ 44,390

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 25,340 3.73 $ 22.90 $ 47,640
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,590 0.76 $ 21.91 $ 45,560
Support Activities for Crop Production 2,250 0.67 $ 20.62 $ 42,890
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,140 0.63 $ 22.72 $ 47,270
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers 170 0.25 $ 18.21 $ 37,870

Top paying industries for Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Beverage Manufacturing 30 0.01 $ 32.89 $ 68,410
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 100 (7) $ 31.01 $ 64,490
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 240 0.05 $ 26.47 $ 55,050
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 330 0.19 $ 25.15 $ 52,320
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 190 0.07 $ 22.99 $ 47,820


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.



Map of employment of farm equipment mechanics and service technicians by state, May 2021


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 3,850 0.23 0.94 $ 24.07 $ 50,070
Texas 2,720 0.22 0.89 $ 21.81 $ 45,350
Iowa 2,230 1.50 6.04 $ 23.50 $ 48,870
Minnesota 1,760 0.64 2.58 $ 24.02 $ 49,960
Kansas 1,600 1.20 4.82 $ 22.42 $ 46,630


Map of location quotient of farm equipment mechanics and service technicians by state, May 2021


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)
North Dakota 860 2.17 8.71 $ 27.70 $ 57,620
South Dakota 870 2.05 8.26 $ 23.57 $ 49,020
Iowa 2,230 1.50 6.04 $ 23.50 $ 48,870
Nebraska 1,350 1.41 5.68 $ 22.72 $ 47,260
Kansas 1,600 1.20 4.82 $ 22.42 $ 46,630


Map of annual mean wages of farm equipment mechanics and service technicians by state, May 2021


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)
North Dakota 860 2.17 8.71 $ 27.70 $ 57,620
Wyoming 90 0.33 1.34 $ 26.94 $ 56,040
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $ 25.96 $ 53,990
Oregon 930 0.51 2.06 $ 25.94 $ 53,950
Arizona 190 0.07 0.27 $ 24.85 $ 51,690



Map of employment of farm equipment mechanics and service technicians by area, May 2021


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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 460 0.25 1.01 $ 24.34 $ 50,620
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 410 0.11 0.46 $ 23.88 $ 49,670
Kansas City, MO-KS 340 0.33 1.33 $ 25.03 $ 52,060
Fresno, CA 320 0.84 3.38 $ 22.82 $ 47,460
Lancaster, PA 310 1.31 5.28 $ 20.86 $ 43,400
Visalia-Porterville, CA 310 2.04 8.22 $ 22.27 $ 46,320
Bakersfield, CA 290 0.92 3.70 $ 23.70 $ 49,300
Salinas, CA 280 1.67 6.71 $ 23.00 $ 47,830
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 280 0.10 0.39 $ 23.37 $ 48,610
Modesto, CA 260 1.46 5.89 $ 23.65 $ 49,190


Map of location quotient of farm equipment mechanics and service technicians by area, May 2021


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)
Twin Falls, ID 140 2.97 11.95 $ 23.92 $ 49,750
Valdosta, GA 140 2.73 10.97 $ 20.09 $ 41,780
Grand Island, NE 100 2.57 10.32 $ 23.25 $ 48,370
Albany, OR 100 2.15 8.64 $ 25.90 $ 53,880
Yakima, WA 190 2.12 8.53 $ 23.18 $ 48,220
Visalia-Porterville, CA 310 2.04 8.22 $ 22.27 $ 46,320
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 90 2.01 8.07 $ 19.89 $ 41,380
Jonesboro, AR 110 1.97 7.90 $ 21.82 $ 45,390
Grand Forks, ND-MN 80 1.75 7.05 $ 26.46 $ 55,030
Salinas, CA 280 1.67 6.71 $ 23.00 $ 47,830


Map of annual mean wages of farm equipment mechanics and service technicians by area, May 2021


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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 130 0.06 0.24 $ 29.76 $ 61,910
Bellingham, WA 80 1.00 4.02 $ 29.43 $ 61,210
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 0.07 0.27 $ 29.21 $ 60,760
Eugene, OR 60 0.42 1.69 $ 28.93 $ 60,180
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 260 0.23 0.94 $ 28.06 $ 58,360
Bismarck, ND 40 0.52 2.08 $ 27.99 $ 58,220
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 70 0.04 0.15 $ 27.62 $ 57,450
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 0.25 0.99 $ 27.51 $ 57,210
Fargo, ND-MN 210 1.53 6.14 $ 27.20 $ 56,580
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 30 0.71 2.85 $ 27.14 $ 56,460

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 1,070 2.85 11.47 $ 21.63 $ 44,980
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 560 3.85 15.47 $ 21.96 $ 45,670
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 500 3.79 15.23 $ 23.41 $ 48,680
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 430 2.35 9.45 $ 21.18 $ 44,050
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 410 3.57 14.36 $ 24.34 $ 50,620

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)
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 330 5.44 21.87 $ 27.25 $ 56,680
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 190 5.03 20.24 $ 22.57 $ 46,940
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 560 3.85 15.47 $ 21.96 $ 45,670
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 360 3.83 15.42 $ 23.34 $ 48,540
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 500 3.79 15.23 $ 23.41 $ 48,680

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)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 300 2.80 11.25 $ 27.91 $ 58,050
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.36 1.44 $ 27.85 $ 57,940
East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 330 5.44 21.87 $ 27.25 $ 56,680
Eastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.39 1.56 $ 26.67 $ 55,470
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 1.38 $ 25.94 $ 53,960


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022