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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
261,420 1.1 % $ 25.49 $ 53,020 0.3 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.18 $ 20.00 $ 23.41 $ 29.35 $ 36.61
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,730 $ 41,600 $ 48,690 $ 61,050 $ 76,150


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 58,350 3.91 $ 22.94 $ 47,720
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 24,880 0.46 $ 30.01 $ 62,430
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 23,530 2.56 $ 24.14 $ 50,200
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 23,100 6.81 $ 26.77 $ 55,680
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 13,140 7.39 $ 24.10 $ 50,130

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 1,330 10.73 $ 26.45 $ 55,010
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 13,140 7.39 $ 24.10 $ 50,130
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 23,100 6.81 $ 26.77 $ 55,680
Charter Bus Industry 810 5.45 $ 23.93 $ 49,780
Urban Transit Systems 2,090 5.35 $ 27.48 $ 57,160

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 410 0.37 $ 43.79 $ 91,080
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,000 0.26 $ 42.09 $ 87,550
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 50 (7) $ 40.52 $ 84,290
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,450 0.38 $ 38.81 $ 80,730
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 37.37 $ 77,720


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.



Map of employment of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists by state, May 2021


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 23,950 1.96 1.06 $ 24.37 $ 50,680
California 19,340 1.17 0.63 $ 29.35 $ 61,040
New York 14,670 1.69 0.91 $ 28.99 $ 60,290
Florida 11,860 1.38 0.74 $ 25.08 $ 52,160
Ohio 11,400 2.19 1.18 $ 23.76 $ 49,430


Map of location quotient of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists by state, May 2021


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)
Arkansas 4,250 3.57 1.92 $ 21.02 $ 43,710
Wyoming 880 3.39 1.83 $ 26.47 $ 55,060
North Dakota 1,320 3.34 1.80 $ 27.40 $ 57,000
Idaho 2,490 3.28 1.77 $ 23.33 $ 48,530
Indiana 9,670 3.24 1.75 $ 23.52 $ 48,920


Map of annual mean wages of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists by state, May 2021


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)
Washington 6,590 2.06 1.11 $ 30.65 $ 63,760
Massachusetts 4,310 1.27 0.68 $ 30.05 $ 62,500
Alaska 650 2.18 1.18 $ 29.98 $ 62,350
Connecticut 2,630 1.67 0.90 $ 29.76 $ 61,890
California 19,340 1.17 0.63 $ 29.35 $ 61,040



Map of employment of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists by area, May 2021


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 14,530 1.67 0.90 $ 31.15 $ 64,790
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,650 1.85 1.00 $ 26.04 $ 54,150
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,600 1.56 0.84 $ 28.13 $ 58,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,740 1.98 1.07 $ 25.37 $ 52,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,290 0.92 0.50 $ 29.74 $ 61,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,050 1.95 1.05 $ 24.45 $ 50,850
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,240 1.60 0.86 $ 26.51 $ 55,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,620 1.99 1.07 $ 29.25 $ 60,840
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,470 1.81 0.98 $ 33.06 $ 68,760
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 3,450 3.42 1.84 $ 24.18 $ 50,290


Map of location quotient of bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists by area, May 2021


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)
Decatur, IL 310 6.87 3.70 $ 26.06 $ 54,190
Twin Falls, ID 310 6.82 3.67 $ 22.02 $ 45,800
Spartanburg, SC 810 5.17 2.78 $ 14.17 $ 29,470
Laredo, TX 500 5.14 2.77 $ 19.58 $ 40,730
Grand Island, NE 200 4.95 2.67 $ 23.27 $ 48,400
Billings, MT 420 4.95 2.67 $ 24.96 $ 51,920
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 340 4.94 2.66 (8) (8)
Springfield, MO 960 4.65 2.51 $ 21.87 $ 45,480
Idaho Falls, ID 320 4.40 2.37 $ 23.26 $ 48,390
Bangor, ME 270 4.34 2.34 $ 22.82 $ 47,460