Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
254,280 1.0 % $22.45 $46,710 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.98 $17.19 $21.72 $27.24 $32.48
Annual Wage (2) $29,070 $35,750 $45,170 $56,660 $67,550


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)
General Freight Trucking 34,770 3.48 $20.51 $42,670
Local Government (OES Designation) 24,310 0.45 $25.74 $53,540
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 23,410 2.58 $21.27 $44,250
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 22,220 6.71 $22.65 $47,110
Specialized Freight Trucking 16,690 3.68 $20.27 $42,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Urban Transit Systems 3,180 6.87 $24.37 $50,680
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 22,220 6.71 $22.65 $47,110
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 13,080 6.41 $22.28 $46,340
Charter Bus Industry 1,560 5.38 $22.36 $46,510
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 860 5.20 $24.06 $50,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 310 0.27 $37.12 $77,200
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $36.77 $76,480
Scheduled Air Transportation 740 0.18 $31.44 $65,400
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,600 0.41 $31.05 $64,570
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $29.99 $62,370


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 26,320 2.24 1.24 $21.99 $45,740
California 20,590 1.29 0.71 $25.38 $52,780
New York 13,290 1.46 0.81 $25.57 $53,190
Pennsylvania 12,020 2.09 1.15 $21.32 $44,340
Ohio 11,570 2.17 1.20 $21.38 $44,460




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 1,280 4.63 2.56 $26.52 $55,150
North Dakota 1,850 4.35 2.40 $24.86 $51,700
West Virginia 1,990 2.85 1.58 $18.58 $38,640
Montana 1,280 2.81 1.55 $20.96 $43,600
Indiana 8,120 2.71 1.50 $20.43 $42,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 870 2.68 1.48 $30.15 $62,710
District of Columbia 130 0.19 0.10 $26.89 $55,930
Hawaii 960 1.53 0.84 $26.69 $55,510
Nevada 1,690 1.33 0.73 $26.59 $55,300
Wyoming 1,280 4.63 2.56 $26.52 $55,150





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 9,090 1.38 0.76 $27.22 $56,630
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,280 2.48 1.37 $23.82 $49,530
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,060 1.39 0.77 $25.85 $53,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,770 1.13 0.62 $26.32 $54,740
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,550 1.87 1.03 $23.15 $48,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,340 1.70 0.94 $22.18 $46,130
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4,150 3.05 1.68 $23.43 $48,740
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,590 1.85 1.02 $21.11 $43,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,580 1.88 1.04 $24.69 $51,350
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,620 1.85 1.02 $24.53 $51,020