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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
266,330 1.1 % $24.21 $50,360 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.38 $18.66 $23.32 $28.92 $35.62
Annual Wage (2) $31,990 $38,810 $48,500 $60,160 $74,090


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)
Truck Transportation 55,690 3.66 $22.13 $46,030
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 25,890 2.75 $22.77 $47,370
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 25,090 0.45 $28.32 $58,910
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 23,100 6.54 $24.55 $51,070
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 12,080 5.40 $23.70 $49,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 1,170 6.72 $25.88 $53,820
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 23,100 6.54 $24.55 $51,070
Urban Transit Systems 3,030 6.28 $24.85 $51,690
Charter Bus Industry 1,560 5.42 $23.86 $49,630
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 12,080 5.40 $23.70 $49,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 460 0.42 $42.18 $87,730
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $40.12 $83,450
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,830 0.48 $34.49 $71,740
Coal Mining 180 0.35 $31.48 $65,470
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 3,380 0.48 $31.27 $65,030


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 26,430 2.13 1.17 $23.73 $49,350
California 22,330 1.28 0.71 $28.11 $58,470
Pennsylvania 13,150 2.23 1.23 $23.24 $48,330
New York 13,150 1.38 0.76 $27.28 $56,730
Florida 12,580 1.43 0.79 $22.77 $47,360




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)
North Dakota 1,530 3.61 1.99 $26.94 $56,040
Wyoming 970 3.56 1.96 $24.76 $51,510
Arkansas 3,670 3.02 1.66 $19.62 $40,800
West Virginia 1,950 2.78 1.53 $19.10 $39,730
Indiana 8,150 2.65 1.46 $22.20 $46,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 50 0.08 0.04 $31.12 $64,730
Alaska 670 2.11 1.16 $30.50 $63,440
Connecticut 2,090 1.25 0.69 $29.50 $61,360
Massachusetts 4,790 1.32 0.73 $28.47 $59,210
Hawaii 860 1.36 0.75 $28.35 $58,970





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 13,070 1.35 0.75 $29.12 $60,560
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,650 1.85 1.02 $26.54 $55,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,030 1.13 0.62 $30.00 $62,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,700 1.83 1.01 $27.08 $56,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,620 2.17 1.20 $24.17 $50,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,450 1.62 0.89 $24.25 $50,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,230 2.14 1.18 $26.57 $55,270
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 4,000 2.02 1.11 $23.72 $49,330
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,690 1.28 0.71 $25.80 $53,660
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,640 2.36 1.30 $24.53 $51,030