Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
35,110 2.4 % $18.90 $39,310 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.87 $14.72 $18.18 $22.77 $27.61
Annual Wage (2) $24,690 $30,610 $37,820 $47,360 $57,420


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 3.89 $19.12 $39,760
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,070 1.02 $18.74 $38,980
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,930 0.58 $18.37 $38,210
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,860 1.16 $17.97 $37,370
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 570 0.18 $17.51 $36,420

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 3.89 $19.12 $39,760
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,860 1.16 $17.97 $37,370
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,070 1.02 $18.74 $38,980
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,930 0.58 $18.37 $38,210
Support Activities for Animal Production 90 0.30 $18.72 $38,950

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 60 0.09 $23.20 $48,250
Local Government (OES Designation) 120 (7) $21.10 $43,880
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 100 0.06 $20.14 $41,890
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 90 0.06 $19.98 $41,560
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 30 (7) $19.97 $41,540


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 2,460 0.15 0.62 $20.02 $41,650
Texas 2,310 0.20 0.79 $19.05 $39,620
Iowa 2,140 1.40 5.58 $19.01 $39,530
Minnesota 1,720 0.61 2.45 $19.49 $40,540
Wisconsin 1,610 0.57 2.30 $19.21 $39,960




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)
North Dakota 1,040 2.45 9.78 $24.28 $50,510
South Dakota 710 1.70 6.81 $19.82 $41,220
Nebraska 1,600 1.65 6.62 $19.18 $39,890
Iowa 2,140 1.40 5.58 $19.01 $39,530
Idaho 720 1.09 4.35 $18.95 $39,410




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 1,040 2.45 9.78 $24.28 $50,510
New Mexico 210 0.27 1.07 $22.36 $46,500
Wyoming 100 0.35 1.40 $21.55 $44,820
Vermont 110 0.38 1.50 $21.48 $44,690
Kansas 1,470 1.07 4.29 $21.16 $44,020





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 740 0.25 1.00 $20.61 $42,860
Bakersfield, CA 420 1.42 5.66 $18.15 $37,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 380 0.20 0.79 $19.14 $39,820
Fresno, CA 330 0.95 3.81 $17.64 $36,690
Peoria, IL 270 1.54 6.16 $17.80 $37,030
Appleton, WI 250 2.07 8.28 $19.05 $39,630
Fargo, ND-MN 250 1.84 7.34 $22.78 $47,370
Visalia-Porterville, CA 240 1.66 6.65 $20.01 $41,630
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 230 0.22 0.89 $16.93 $35,200
Lancaster, PA 220 0.92 3.67 $18.74 $38,970




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)
Grand Island, NE 180 4.33 17.30 $18.71 $38,910
Yakima, WA 180 2.15 8.58 $20.72 $43,100
Jonesboro, AR 110 2.11 8.45 $15.34 $31,900
Appleton, WI 250 2.07 8.28 $19.05 $39,630
Harrisonburg, VA 120 1.94 7.78 $16.31 $33,920
Fargo, ND-MN 250 1.84 7.34 $22.78 $47,370
Bellingham, WA 140 1.68 6.72 $19.88 $41,340
Visalia-Porterville, CA 240 1.66 6.65 $20.01 $41,630
Dubuque, IA 90 1.59 6.35 $20.03 $41,670
Grand Forks, ND-MN 80 1.56 6.24 $22.36 $46,510