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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems. Excludes “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)
36,290 2.2 % $20.97 $43,630 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.29 $16.24 $20.29 $25.07 $29.79
Annual Wage (2) $27,630 $33,780 $42,200 $52,150 $61,960


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 25,900 3.63 $21.24 $44,180
Support Activities for Crop Production 2,020 0.57 $19.10 $39,720
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,950 0.91 $20.94 $43,560
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,610 0.97 $20.30 $42,220
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 780 0.14 $19.46 $40,480

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 25,900 3.63 $21.24 $44,180
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,610 0.97 $20.30 $42,220
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,950 0.91 $20.94 $43,560
Support Activities for Crop Production 2,020 0.57 $19.10 $39,720
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 210 0.39 $21.62 $44,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 40 0.06 $24.35 $50,640
Beverage Manufacturing (8) (8) $23.17 $48,190
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 180 0.10 $23.06 $47,950
Automotive Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $23.00 $47,840
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 90 (7) $22.73 $47,290


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)
California 3,680 0.21 0.86 $22.38 $46,540
Texas 2,460 0.20 0.80 $21.03 $43,750
Iowa 2,290 1.48 5.98 $21.48 $44,670
Nebraska 1,920 1.95 7.91 $21.06 $43,810
Minnesota 1,770 0.61 2.49 $22.63 $47,060




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)
Nebraska 1,920 1.95 7.91 $21.06 $43,810
South Dakota 730 1.72 6.97 $20.14 $41,900
North Dakota 680 1.61 6.53 $23.65 $49,200
Iowa 2,290 1.48 5.98 $21.48 $44,670
Montana 530 1.13 4.59 $21.64 $45,020




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 90 0.33 1.34 $25.65 $53,350
Arizona 300 0.11 0.43 $24.94 $51,870
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $24.84 $51,660
Vermont 80 0.28 1.12 $23.90 $49,720
North Dakota 680 1.61 6.53 $23.65 $49,200





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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 450 0.12 0.50 $21.98 $45,720
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 400 0.06 0.26 (8) (8)
Fresno, CA 400 1.04 4.19 $19.72 $41,020
Visalia-Porterville, CA 340 2.18 8.83 $20.13 $41,880
Stockton-Lodi, CA 320 1.25 5.07 $23.47 $48,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 310 0.16 0.64 $23.48 $48,840
St. Louis, MO-IL 310 0.22 0.91 $19.35 $40,260
Lancaster, PA 300 1.22 4.95 $20.15 $41,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 290 0.10 0.42 $19.82 $41,220
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 290 0.58 2.34 $21.10 $43,890




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Valdosta, GA 160 3.11 12.57 $17.21 $35,800
Grand Island, NE 130 3.09 12.49 $22.00 $45,770
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 130 2.97 12.00 $18.41 $38,300
Visalia-Porterville, CA 340 2.18 8.83 $20.13 $41,880
Yuma, AZ 110 1.81 7.33 $27.95 $58,140
Jonesboro, AR 90 1.59 6.44 $20.17 $41,960
Walla Walla, WA 40 1.56 6.30 $18.09 $37,620
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 130 1.44 5.82 $21.48 $44,680
Rocky Mount, NC 80 1.43 5.79 $18.17 $37,790
Appleton, WI 170 1.39 5.64 $18.92 $39,340