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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Motorcycle Mechanics:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,490 4.8 % $ 19.42 $ 40,390 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Motorcycle Mechanics:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 12.22 $ 14.47 $ 18.28 $ 23.61 $ 29.30
Annual Wage (2) $ 25,420 $ 30,090 $ 38,010 $ 49,100 $ 60,940


Industry profile for Motorcycle Mechanics: Top

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 12,100 7.99 $ 19.38 $ 40,310
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 970 1.34 $ 18.88 $ 39,270

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 12,100 7.99 $ 19.38 $ 40,310
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 970 1.34 $ 18.88 $ 39,270

Top paying industries for Motorcycle Mechanics:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports (8) (8) $ 32.83 $ 68,280
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 20.00 $ 41,600
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 12,100 7.99 $ 19.38 $ 40,310
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $ 19.00 $ 39,520
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores (8) (8) $ 18.90 $ 39,320


Geographic profile for Motorcycle Mechanics: Top

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.





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 1,200 0.07 0.75 $ 21.91 $ 45,570
Florida 760 0.09 0.92 $ 17.73 $ 36,880
Wisconsin 720 0.27 2.75 $ 18.89 $ 39,280
Texas 710 0.06 0.60 $ 20.36 $ 42,350
Ohio 640 0.12 1.28 $ 19.03 $ 39,580




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 260 0.57 5.90 $ 16.77 $ 34,890
South Dakota 160 0.40 4.11 $ 17.29 $ 35,960
Wyoming 90 0.35 3.64 $ 19.11 $ 39,750
New Hampshire 210 0.33 3.45 $ 23.90 $ 49,710
New Mexico 250 0.32 3.31 $ 15.52 $ 32,270




Top paying states for Motorcycle Mechanics:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 140 0.11 1.15 $ 25.92 $ 53,920
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $ 24.03 $ 49,980
New Hampshire 210 0.33 3.45 $ 23.90 $ 49,710
Connecticut 80 0.05 0.53 $ 22.60 $ 47,000
California 1,200 0.07 0.75 $ 21.91 $ 45,570





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 330 0.04 0.38 $ 21.85 $ 45,440
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 240 0.06 0.58 $ 19.34 $ 40,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 230 0.15 1.57 $ 25.84 $ 53,760
Albuquerque, NM 190 0.51 5.25 $ 14.55 $ 30,270
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 190 0.11 1.10 $ 19.14 $ 39,810
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 150 0.12 1.27 $ 22.15 $ 46,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 140 0.05 0.49 $ 19.62 $ 40,810
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 120 0.04 0.46 $ 22.62 $ 47,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.05 0.53 $ 23.65 $ 49,200
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 90 0.08 0.86 $ 23.03 $ 47,890




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 1.15 11.90 $ 16.45 $ 34,220
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 30 0.65 6.67 $ 18.71 $ 38,910
Grand Junction, CO 40 0.64 6.62 $ 28.00 $ 58,240
Billings, MT 50 0.58 5.94 $ 16.78 $ 34,900
Bend-Redmond, OR 40 0.53 5.49 $ 17.74 $ 36,910
Albuquerque, NM 190 0.51 5.25 $ 14.55 $ 30,270
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 30 0.41 4.23 $ 19.87 $ 41,330
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 90 0.39 4.02 $ 24.25 $ 50,450
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 70 0.35 3.62 $ 21.14 $ 43,970
Eugene, OR 50 0.33 3.37 $ 23.14 $ 48,140




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 60 0.03 0.27 $ 28.03 $ 58,310
Grand Junction, CO 40 0.64 6.62 $ 28.00 $ 58,240
Duluth, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 26.77 $ 55,680
Portsmouth, NH-ME (8) (8) (8) $ 26.42 $ 54,960
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (8) (8) (8) $ 26.38 $ 54,870
Manchester, NH (8) (8) (8) $ 26.22 $ 54,530
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 90 0.10 1.06 $ 25.99 $ 54,060
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 230 0.15 1.57 $ 25.84 $ 53,760
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 25.70 $ 53,460
Kansas City, MO-KS 60 0.06 0.59 $ 25.02 $ 52,040

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.79 8.14 $ 17.88 $ 37,200
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 130 0.43 4.43 $ 23.36 $ 48,580
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.48 4.99 $ 21.03 $ 43,740
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.61 6.33 $ 20.18 $ 41,980
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 80 0.34 3.52 $ 19.06 $ 39,650

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)
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.81 8.31 $ 16.59 $ 34,510
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 150 0.79 8.14 $ 17.88 $ 37,200
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.75 7.79 $ 19.17 $ 39,870
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 7.13 $ 16.40 $ 34,110
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 80 0.65 6.70 $ 16.15 $ 33,580

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 26.06 $ 54,210
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 2.73 $ 25.32 $ 52,660
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 130 0.43 4.43 $ 23.36 $ 48,580
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.64 $ 22.15 $ 46,080
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 21.25 $ 44,210


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021