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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 surface mining. Excludes "Rail Car Repairers" (49-3043) and "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)
147,800 1.3 % $26.36 $54,840 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.78 $20.65 $25.66 $30.81 $37.50
Annual Wage (2) $34,900 $42,940 $53,370 $64,080 $77,990


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 41,380 5.81 $26.61 $55,340
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 13,500 3.89 $24.91 $51,820
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 11,950 1.69 $25.39 $52,800
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,900 0.14 $28.62 $59,530
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 7,840 2.23 $26.13 $54,340

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 41,380 5.81 $26.61 $55,340
Metal Ore Mining 2,180 5.20 $29.70 $61,770
Coal Mining 2,460 4.84 $28.72 $59,740
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 13,500 3.89 $24.91 $51,820
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,290 3.25 $25.56 $53,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 170 0.03 $35.74 $74,340
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 780 0.20 $35.07 $72,950
Natural Gas Distribution 70 0.07 $34.16 $71,060
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 90 0.08 $31.58 $65,680
Support Activities for Water Transportation 1,920 2.01 $30.79 $64,030


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)
Texas 18,730 1.51 1.50 $24.74 $51,460
California 12,980 0.75 0.74 $32.42 $67,430
Florida 7,300 0.83 0.83 $23.23 $48,310
Pennsylvania 6,090 1.03 1.03 $25.06 $52,120
Washington 4,880 1.47 1.46 $30.02 $62,430




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)
Wyoming 1,560 5.71 5.67 $31.54 $65,610
Alaska 1,080 3.42 3.40 $33.93 $70,570
North Dakota 1,270 3.01 2.99 $30.06 $62,530
West Virginia 2,030 2.89 2.87 $22.12 $46,010
Montana 1,070 2.28 2.27 $28.24 $58,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 440 0.69 0.69 $34.16 $71,050
Alaska 1,080 3.42 3.40 $33.93 $70,570
California 12,980 0.75 0.74 $32.42 $67,430
Nevada 2,180 1.56 1.55 $31.87 $66,290
Wyoming 1,560 5.71 5.67 $31.54 $65,610





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,970 1.96 1.95 $24.78 $51,530
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,070 1.11 1.11 $25.64 $53,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,960 0.63 0.63 $34.76 $72,310
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,380 0.35 0.35 $33.85 $70,400
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,650 1.31 1.30 $31.56 $65,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,320 1.09 1.09 $25.79 $53,640
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,260 0.79 0.78 $26.86 $55,870
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,150 1.42 1.41 $27.02 $56,200
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,120 0.77 0.77 $22.42 $46,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,030 0.64 0.64 $27.88 $57,990