Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, or similar motorized vehicles.


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)
15,090 3.9 % $18.87 $39,260 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.35 $14.05 $17.69 $22.90 $28.67
Annual Wage (2) $23,620 $29,220 $36,790 $47,640 $59,640


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)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 13,250 8.36 $18.88 $39,270
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,080 1.38 $17.65 $36,710
Automobile Dealers 100 0.01 $19.41 $40,370
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 80 0.24 $21.21 $44,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 13,250 8.36 $18.88 $39,270
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,080 1.38 $17.65 $36,710
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 80 0.24 $21.21 $44,120
Automobile Dealers 100 0.01 $19.41 $40,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) (8) (8) $23.46 $48,790
Automotive Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $22.71 $47,240
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 80 0.24 $21.21 $44,120
Automobile Dealers 100 0.01 $19.41 $40,370
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 13,250 8.36 $18.88 $39,270


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 1,420 0.08 0.80 $22.34 $46,460
Texas 1,200 0.10 0.95 $18.80 $39,100
Florida 1,060 0.12 1.18 $18.57 $38,620
Wisconsin 690 0.24 2.33 $17.95 $37,340
Pennsylvania 600 0.10 0.99 $17.59 $36,580




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)
Montana 230 0.50 4.83 $18.09 $37,630
Wyoming 90 0.35 3.37 $16.93 $35,220
South Dakota 140 0.33 3.19 $15.86 $32,980
Idaho 220 0.31 2.99 $18.64 $38,780
New Mexico 210 0.26 2.49 $16.10 $33,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 160 0.12 1.14 $23.89 $49,700
Missouri 180 0.06 0.62 $22.90 $47,630
California 1,420 0.08 0.80 $22.34 $46,460
New Hampshire 130 0.21 1.97 $22.32 $46,430
Minnesota 410 0.14 1.38 $22.20 $46,180





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 400 0.04 0.40 $20.84 $43,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 350 0.06 0.55 $21.33 $44,360
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 300 0.15 1.48 $16.53 $34,390
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 280 0.22 2.07 $20.79 $43,250
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 260 0.18 1.70 $19.08 $39,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 260 0.07 0.69 $18.93 $39,380
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 250 0.17 1.63 $23.04 $47,930
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 190 0.07 0.64 $18.67 $38,820
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 180 0.07 0.65 $24.78 $51,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 170 0.06 0.55 $18.47 $38,430




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)
Missoula, MT 80 1.35 12.97 $15.82 $32,910
Casper, WY 30 0.81 7.78 $19.83 $41,240
Coeur d'Alene, ID 40 0.72 6.93 $18.34 $38,150
Panama City, FL 50 0.61 5.89 $22.34 $46,460
Bangor, ME 30 0.51 4.91 $16.11 $33,500
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 40 0.45 4.33 $14.80 $30,780
Amarillo, TX 50 0.42 4.04 $13.38 $27,830
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 70 0.38 3.64 $16.77 $34,870
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 30 0.37 3.59 $20.05 $41,700
Reading, PA 50 0.31 2.95 $21.15 $43,990




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.73 $53,520
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 110 0.11 1.03 $25.09 $52,180
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.07 $52,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 180 0.07 0.65 $24.78 $51,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $24.62 $51,220
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 60 0.02 0.20 $24.59 $51,150
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 90 0.09 0.87 $23.73 $49,350
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $23.31 $48,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 250 0.17 1.63 $23.04 $47,930
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 120 0.10 1.00 $22.91 $47,650

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 190 0.93 8.96 $19.13 $39,790
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.52 4.99 $19.77 $41,110
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.53 5.08 $15.86 $32,990
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 5.88 $17.01 $35,380
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.48 4.58 $14.71 $30,600

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 190 0.93 8.96 $19.13 $39,790
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.85 8.14 $17.01 $35,380
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.75 7.20 $16.55 $34,430
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 6.38 $16.43 $34,180
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 0.61 5.88 $17.01 $35,380

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.09 $56,360
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.67 $47,150
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 2.70 $21.60 $44,930
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 4.56 $21.26 $44,230
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 1.78 $20.14 $41,900


About May 2018 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019