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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics

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


National estimates for Motorcycle Mechanics
Industry profile for Motorcycle Mechanics
Geographic profile for Motorcycle Mechanics

National estimates for Motorcycle Mechanics:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Motorcycle Mechanics:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
15,020 2.7 % $ 20.18 $ 41,970 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Motorcycle Mechanics:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.41 $ 14.58 $ 18.35 $ 23.11 $ 29.05
Annual Wage (2) $ 27,890 $ 30,320 $ 38,170 $ 48,060 $ 60,420


Industry profile for Motorcycle Mechanics:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Motorcycle Mechanics:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 12,550 7.68 $ 20.23 $ 42,070
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,470 1.92 $ 20.31 $ 42,250
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 160 0.02 $ 19.11 $ 39,750
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 120 0.33 $ 21.60 $ 44,920
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 110 0.04 $ 21.61 $ 44,940

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Motorcycle Mechanics:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 12,550 7.68 $ 20.23 $ 42,070
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,470 1.92 $ 20.31 $ 42,250
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 120 0.33 $ 21.60 $ 44,920
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 110 0.04 $ 21.61 $ 44,940
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 30 0.02 $ 21.65 $ 45,040

Top paying industries for Motorcycle Mechanics:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 30 0.02 $ 21.65 $ 45,040
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 110 0.04 $ 21.61 $ 44,940
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 120 0.33 $ 21.60 $ 44,920
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,470 1.92 $ 20.31 $ 42,250
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 12,550 7.68 $ 20.23 $ 42,070


Geographic profile for Motorcycle Mechanics:

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



Map of employment of motorcycle mechanics by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Motorcycle Mechanics:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,660 0.10 0.94 $ 24.35 $ 50,640
Florida 920 0.11 1.00 $ 19.83 $ 41,240
Texas 830 0.07 0.64 $ 19.42 $ 40,380
Pennsylvania 660 0.12 1.11 $ 18.07 $ 37,590
New York 620 0.07 0.67 $ 20.96 $ 43,600


Map of location quotient of motorcycle mechanics by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Motorcycle Mechanics:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 340 0.71 6.70 $ 18.76 $ 39,020
South Dakota 230 0.54 5.10 $ 17.57 $ 36,550
Wyoming 100 0.38 3.58 $ 20.10 $ 41,810
Maine 210 0.36 3.33 $ 19.26 $ 40,060
Iowa 400 0.27 2.55 $ 19.26 $ 40,060


Map of annual mean wages of motorcycle mechanics by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Motorcycle Mechanics:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 180 0.14 1.34 $ 24.45 $ 50,850
Vermont 50 0.16 1.50 $ 24.39 $ 50,720
California 1,660 0.10 0.94 $ 24.35 $ 50,640
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $ 23.84 $ 49,590
New Hampshire 150 0.24 2.22 $ 23.40 $ 48,660



Map of employment of motorcycle mechanics by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Motorcycle Mechanics:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 510 0.09 0.84 $ 26.63 $ 55,390
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 420 0.05 0.46 $ 20.97 $ 43,610
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 280 0.15 1.44 $ 20.75 $ 43,160
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 220 0.15 1.37 $ 21.95 $ 45,650
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 200 0.05 0.44 $ 19.60 $ 40,770
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 190 0.14 1.31 $ 23.80 $ 49,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 190 0.06 0.60 $ 23.24 $ 48,340
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 190 0.13 1.21 $ 22.09 $ 45,940
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 190 0.07 0.66 $ 18.89 $ 39,300
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 170 0.05 0.44 $ 21.74 $ 45,220


Map of location quotient of motorcycle mechanics by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Motorcycle Mechanics:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missoula, MT 70 1.12 10.54 $ 17.34 $ 36,070
Rapid City, SD 50 0.76 7.14 $ 19.64 $ 40,840
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 30 0.63 5.93 $ 18.46 $ 38,390
Billings, MT 50 0.57 5.32 $ 17.70 $ 36,810
Bend-Redmond, OR 30 0.38 3.55 $ 21.94 $ 45,630
Appleton, WI 40 0.37 3.49 $ 20.89 $ 43,440
St. Cloud, MN 30 0.32 2.98 $ 18.71 $ 38,920
Manchester, NH 30 0.31 2.86 $ 25.13 $ 52,280
Sioux Falls, SD 50 0.29 2.74 $ 17.27 $ 35,920
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 60 0.26 2.42 $ 21.20 $ 44,090


Map of annual mean wages of motorcycle mechanics by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Motorcycle Mechanics:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 140 0.06 0.59 $ 27.68 $ 57,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 510 0.09 0.84 $ 26.63 $ 55,390
Manchester, NH 30 0.31 2.86 $ 25.13 $ 52,280
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 110 0.12 1.11 $ 24.77 $ 51,520
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 190 0.14 1.31 $ 23.80 $ 49,510
Reno, NV 50 0.20 1.85 $ 23.72 $ 49,340
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.18 1.73 $ 23.71 $ 49,330
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 90 0.03 0.33 $ 23.46 $ 48,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 190 0.06 0.60 $ 23.24 $ 48,340
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.10 0.93 $ 23.16 $ 48,170

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Motorcycle Mechanics:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.77 7.18 $ 19.70 $ 40,980
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 6.64 $ 17.20 $ 35,770
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 4.26 $ 19.15 $ 39,840
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 3.04 $ 19.38 $ 40,300
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 60 0.20 1.85 $ 20.83 $ 43,330

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Motorcycle Mechanics:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.81 7.56 $ 18.92 $ 39,340
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.77 7.18 $ 19.70 $ 40,980
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 0.71 6.64 $ 17.20 $ 35,770
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.68 6.41 $ 16.25 $ 33,790
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 5.19 $ 14.27 $ 29,690

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Motorcycle Mechanics:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 3.25 $ 22.07 $ 45,900
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.85 $ 21.82 $ 45,390
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 60 0.20 1.85 $ 20.83 $ 43,330
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 4.27 $ 20.76 $ 43,190
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 2.88 $ 20.12 $ 41,840


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.

(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