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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 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)
34,300 2.1 % $20.29 $42,190 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.88 $15.77 $19.54 $24.24 $29.13
Annual Wage (2) $26,790 $32,800 $40,630 $50,410 $60,590


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 25,140 3.64 $20.45 $42,530
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,880 0.91 $20.12 $41,840
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,870 0.54 $20.00 $41,600
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,550 0.95 $18.74 $38,980
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 700 0.12 $19.03 $39,580

Industries with the highest concentration 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 25,140 3.64 $20.45 $42,530
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,550 0.95 $18.74 $38,980
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,880 0.91 $20.12 $41,840
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,870 0.54 $20.00 $41,600
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 230 0.45 $22.45 $46,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 60 0.08 $24.67 $51,310
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 230 0.45 $22.45 $46,690
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 80 (7) $22.02 $45,800
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 170 0.03 $21.81 $45,360
Automobile Dealers (8) (8) $21.67 $45,080


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)
California 2,810 0.17 0.70 $22.75 $47,310
Texas 2,260 0.19 0.79 $21.09 $43,880
Iowa 2,250 1.46 6.15 $21.22 $44,130
Wisconsin 1,640 0.58 2.43 $21.27 $44,250
Minnesota 1,630 0.57 2.40 $21.38 $44,470




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)
South Dakota 790 1.86 7.86 $20.12 $41,840
Nebraska 1,610 1.65 6.96 $20.38 $42,400
North Dakota 670 1.60 6.77 $23.56 $49,000
Iowa 2,250 1.46 6.15 $21.22 $44,130
Montana 490 1.06 4.46 $20.84 $43,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 70 0.04 0.19 $26.30 $54,710
Arizona 300 0.11 0.46 $24.09 $50,110
North Dakota 670 1.60 6.77 $23.56 $49,000
Wyoming 70 0.26 1.08 $22.84 $47,510
California 2,810 0.17 0.70 $22.75 $47,310





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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 520 0.14 0.61 $21.27 $44,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 360 0.06 0.25 $26.33 $54,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 340 0.17 0.72 $21.64 $45,010
St. Louis, MO-IL 290 0.22 0.91 $20.60 $42,850
Modesto, CA 280 1.54 6.48 $21.57 $44,870
Stockton-Lodi, CA 250 1.02 4.30 $24.90 $51,790
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 250 0.21 0.87 $17.31 $36,010
Lancaster, PA 250 1.00 4.24 $20.63 $42,910
Madison, WI 240 0.62 2.62 $21.68 $45,100
Visalia-Porterville, CA 220 1.43 6.02 $20.42 $42,470




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grand Island, NE 140 3.40 14.37 $21.11 $43,910
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 100 2.27 9.56 $23.41 $48,690
Yuma, AZ 120 1.93 8.14 $27.70 $57,620
Harrisonburg, VA 120 1.90 8.03 $18.88 $39,280
Jonesboro, AR 100 1.77 7.45 $17.86 $37,160
Appleton, WI 210 1.74 7.33 $18.82 $39,140
Modesto, CA 280 1.54 6.48 $21.57 $44,870
Merced, CA 110 1.53 6.45 $22.83 $47,490
Yakima, WA 140 1.46 6.17 $21.18 $44,060
Great Falls, MT 50 1.44 6.07 $20.33 $42,290