Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
264,860 1.1 % $23.63 $49,150 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.00 $18.13 $22.76 $28.47 $34.70
Annual Wage (2) $31,200 $37,710 $47,350 $59,210 $72,180


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 53,200 3.60 $21.56 $44,840
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 25,000 2.69 $22.35 $46,500
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 24,560 0.45 $27.51 $57,230
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 22,370 6.48 $23.92 $49,750
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 12,660 5.91 $23.26 $48,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 22,370 6.48 $23.92 $49,750
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 1,110 6.22 $25.66 $53,370
Urban Transit Systems 2,960 6.11 $24.76 $51,490
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 12,660 5.91 $23.26 $48,370
Charter Bus Industry 1,630 5.52 $22.20 $46,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 440 0.40 $42.98 $89,400
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 (7) $39.75 $82,680
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,720 0.44 $33.11 $68,860
Coal Mining 360 0.71 $31.77 $66,090
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 4,360 0.70 $30.96 $64,390


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 27,960 2.31 1.26 $23.29 $48,450
California 21,320 1.25 0.68 $27.32 $56,830
Pennsylvania 13,260 2.27 1.24 $22.58 $46,960
Florida 12,880 1.50 0.82 $22.41 $46,610
New York 12,840 1.37 0.75 $26.60 $55,340




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)
Wyoming 930 3.45 1.88 $25.66 $53,380
North Dakota 1,360 3.27 1.78 $26.00 $54,080
West Virginia 2,090 3.00 1.64 $18.96 $39,440
Arkansas 3,380 2.79 1.53 $19.44 $40,440
Indiana 8,230 2.70 1.48 $21.47 $44,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 680 2.14 1.17 $31.87 $66,280
District of Columbia 60 0.09 0.05 $29.20 $60,730
Massachusetts 4,650 1.30 0.71 $28.51 $59,310
Connecticut 2,150 1.30 0.71 $27.91 $58,060
Hawaii 800 1.25 0.68 $27.64 $57,490





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 13,860 1.46 0.80 $28.29 $58,830
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,230 1.56 0.85 $27.20 $56,580
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,200 2.02 1.10 $25.56 $53,150
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,100 2.38 1.30 $23.75 $49,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,800 0.95 0.52 $28.54 $59,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,500 1.68 0.92 $22.93 $47,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,310 2.20 1.20 $26.09 $54,270
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 4,260 2.16 1.18 $22.95 $47,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,740 2.50 1.37 $24.88 $51,750
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 3,730 1.31 0.72 $25.61 $53,260