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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.


National estimates for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
Industry profile for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
Geographic profile for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

National estimates for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
253,010 1.1 % $ 25.04 $ 52,090 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 15.78 $ 19.32 $ 24.13 $ 29.95 $ 36.76
Annual Wage (2) $ 32,820 $ 40,180 $ 50,200 $ 62,290 $ 76,460


Industry profile for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Truck Transportation 54,420 3.70 $ 22.72 $ 47,250
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 25,680 2.90 $ 23.61 $ 49,100
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 23,740 0.44 $ 29.29 $ 60,920
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 23,000 6.78 $ 25.48 $ 53,010
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 11,720 6.02 $ 24.63 $ 51,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 990 7.18 $ 26.63 $ 55,390
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 23,000 6.78 $ 25.48 $ 53,010
Charter Bus Industry 1,320 6.12 $ 25.19 $ 52,400
Urban Transit Systems 2,520 6.02 $ 25.90 $ 53,880
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 11,720 6.02 $ 24.63 $ 51,220

Top paying industries for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 450 0.42 $ 43.17 $ 89,790
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 50 (7) $ 40.36 $ 83,950
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,700 0.45 $ 35.42 $ 73,680
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 80 0.01 $ 32.33 $ 67,250
Support Activities for Water Transportation 420 0.48 $ 32.11 $ 66,780


Geographic profile for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 25,140 2.08 1.14 $ 24.45 $ 50,850
California 21,180 1.29 0.71 $ 29.20 $ 60,730
Florida 12,560 1.49 0.82 $ 24.00 $ 49,920
Illinois 11,560 2.05 1.13 $ 25.33 $ 52,680
New York 11,540 1.33 0.73 $ 28.45 $ 59,170




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 1,000 3.83 2.10 $ 26.22 $ 54,550
North Dakota 1,480 3.69 2.03 $ 27.67 $ 57,550
Arkansas 3,560 3.03 1.66 $ 20.47 $ 42,580
Indiana 8,270 2.83 1.56 $ 22.82 $ 47,460
Iowa 4,090 2.79 1.53 $ 23.10 $ 48,050




Top paying states for Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 580 1.95 1.07 $ 30.63 $ 63,710
Massachusetts 4,710 1.41 0.77 $ 30.19 $ 62,800
Washington 6,510 2.04 1.12 $ 29.67 $ 61,710
Connecticut 2,070 1.34 0.74 $ 29.29 $ 60,920
California 21,180 1.29 0.71 $ 29.20 $ 60,730





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists:

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 11,220 1.27 0.70 $ 30.91 $ 64,300
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,810 2.02 1.11 $ 26.71 $ 55,560
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,530 1.82 1.00 $ 27.27 $ 56,710
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,400 2.15 1.18 $ 24.66 $ 51,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,210 1.07 0.59 $ 30.98 $ 64,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,310 1.64 0.90 $ 24.70 $ 51,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,920 2.12 1.17 $ 27.21 $ 56,590
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,750 2.52 1.38 $ 24.84 $ 51,670
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,740 1.91 1.05 $ 31.93 $ 66,410
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,630 1.35 0.74 $ 27.00 $ 56,150




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Odessa, TX 550 7.41 4.07 $ 27.33 $ 56,840
Danville, IL 180 7.29 4.01 $ 24.36 $ 50,670
Laredo, TX 610 6.14 3.38 $ 20.08 $ 41,760
Twin Falls, ID 270 5.96 3.28 $ 20.28 $ 42,190
Casper, WY 200 5.40 2.97 $ 24.74 $ 51,470
Midland, TX 520 5.27 2.90 $ 25.24 $ 52,490
Enid, OK 120 5.13 2.82 $ 21.03 $ 43,740
Joplin, MO 370 4.88 2.68 $ 23.74 $ 49,370
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 240 4.69 2.58 $ 26.48 $ 55,070
Lewiston, ID-WA 120 4.60 2.53 $ 26.55 $ 55,230