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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and mining. Excludes “Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists” (49-3031) and “Rail Car Repairers” (49-3043).


National estimates for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
Industry profile for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
Geographic profile for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

National estimates for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
145,230 1.2 % $ 27.54 $ 57,280 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.93 $ 22.61 $ 27.90 $ 30.51 $ 37.70
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,290 $ 47,020 $ 58,030 $ 63,450 $ 78,420


Industry profile for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 36,980 5.45 $ 28.78 $ 59,860
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 16,340 5.64 $ 25.50 $ 53,040
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 12,760 1.79 $ 27.18 $ 56,530
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 8,320 2.34 $ 27.23 $ 56,640
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 7,220 0.13 $ 27.49 $ 57,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 3,060 7.49 $ 31.25 $ 65,000
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 16,340 5.64 $ 25.50 $ 53,040
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 36,980 5.45 $ 28.78 $ 59,860
Coal Mining 1,310 3.55 $ 33.35 $ 69,380
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,060 3.21 $ 25.79 $ 53,650

Top paying industries for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 170 0.16 $ 40.15 $ 83,510
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 930 0.25 $ 39.15 $ 81,440
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 35.40 $ 73,630
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 230 0.29 $ 34.86 $ 72,510
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 110 0.02 $ 34.20 $ 71,130


Geographic profile for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

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



Map of employment of mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 17,810 1.46 1.41 $ 26.40 $ 54,910
California 12,060 0.73 0.71 $ 31.82 $ 66,190
Pennsylvania 7,800 1.40 1.36 $ 26.89 $ 55,940
Florida 6,420 0.75 0.72 $ 24.11 $ 50,150
Arizona 5,600 1.95 1.89 $ 27.56 $ 57,320


Map of location quotient of mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 1,230 4.71 4.57 $ 31.86 $ 66,270
North Dakota 1,580 4.00 3.88 $ 30.43 $ 63,290
Alaska 1,080 3.65 3.54 $ 37.77 $ 78,570
Montana 1,130 2.41 2.34 $ 28.23 $ 58,720
Alabama 4,450 2.31 2.24 $ 25.54 $ 53,130


Map of annual mean wages of mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 550 1.00 0.97 $ 38.77 $ 80,650
Alaska 1,080 3.65 3.54 $ 37.77 $ 78,570
Massachusetts 2,400 0.71 0.69 $ 34.07 $ 70,860
New York 2,730 0.32 0.31 $ 33.01 $ 68,660
District of Columbia 90 0.14 0.14 $ 32.77 $ 68,160



Map of employment of mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,940 1.71 1.66 $ 27.34 $ 56,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,920 1.09 1.06 $ 27.37 $ 56,940
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,500 1.65 1.60 $ 27.55 $ 57,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,060 0.54 0.52 $ 31.15 $ 64,790
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,520 0.60 0.58 $ 26.35 $ 54,800
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,360 1.23 1.19 $ 34.01 $ 70,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,000 0.77 0.75 $ 26.22 $ 54,530
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,970 0.74 0.72 $ 29.03 $ 60,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,970 0.67 0.65 $ 30.12 $ 62,640
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,950 0.75 0.73 $ 35.07 $ 72,950


Map of location quotient of mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 710 16.54 16.05 $ 25.26 $ 52,540
Texarkana, TX-AR 530 9.41 9.13 $ 27.27 $ 56,720
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 440 7.72 7.49 $ 28.44 $ 59,160
Odessa, TX 440 6.52 6.33 $ 27.67 $ 57,550
Victoria, TX 230 6.24 6.05 $ 27.25 $ 56,690
Albany, GA 330 5.70 5.53 $ 27.80 $ 57,830
Fairbanks, AK 190 5.54 5.37 $ 41.70 $ 86,740
Midland, TX 520 5.50 5.33 $ 26.95 $ 56,060
York-Hanover, PA 920 5.33 5.17 $ 27.91 $ 58,050
Casper, WY 180 5.02 4.87 $ 30.12 $ 62,650