Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
34,410 2.2 % $19.65 $40,880 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.52 $15.35 $18.91 $23.63 $28.53
Annual Wage (2) $26,040 $31,920 $39,340 $49,160 $59,350


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 25,550 3.90 $19.79 $41,170
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,870 0.54 $20.25 $42,130
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,770 0.87 $19.22 $39,980
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,520 0.95 $18.42 $38,310
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 630 0.12 $18.83 $39,160

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 25,550 3.90 $19.79 $41,170
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,520 0.95 $18.42 $38,310
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,770 0.87 $19.22 $39,980
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,870 0.54 $20.25 $42,130
Support Activities for Animal Production 80 0.25 $19.12 $39,780

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 50 0.07 $23.97 $49,870
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 120 (7) $22.48 $46,750
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 110 0.07 $21.02 $43,720
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 470 0.07 $20.31 $42,240
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,870 0.54 $20.25 $42,130


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 2,790 0.23 0.97 $20.42 $42,480
California 2,360 0.14 0.59 $20.78 $43,230
Iowa 2,310 1.50 6.23 $20.08 $41,770
Minnesota 1,580 0.56 2.31 $20.80 $43,270
Nebraska 1,570 1.62 6.70 $19.87 $41,320




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 850 2.03 8.43 $24.47 $50,890
South Dakota 770 1.83 7.60 $20.45 $42,530
Nebraska 1,570 1.62 6.70 $19.87 $41,320
Iowa 2,310 1.50 6.23 $20.08 $41,770
Kansas 1,480 1.08 4.48 $20.34 $42,320




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 850 2.03 8.43 $24.47 $50,890
New Mexico 190 0.24 0.99 $23.77 $49,440
Montana 450 0.98 4.05 $22.41 $46,610
Vermont 110 0.37 1.54 $22.30 $46,390
Wyoming 90 0.33 1.35 $21.42 $44,550



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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 750 0.26 1.06 $21.01 $43,710
Fresno, CA 360 0.96 3.98 $17.19 $35,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 320 0.17 0.69 $21.31 $44,320
Lancaster, PA 290 1.18 4.89 $19.84 $41,260
Modesto, CA 270 1.49 6.19 $19.12 $39,770
Visalia-Porterville, CA 250 1.64 6.81 $20.56 $42,760
Peoria, IL 250 1.44 5.96 $20.16 $41,930
Appleton, WI 240 1.91 7.93 $19.09 $39,710
St. Louis, MO-IL 240 0.17 0.72 $20.65 $42,950
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 220 0.16 0.68 $17.47 $36,330


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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 140 3.53 14.64 $21.08 $43,840
Albany, OR 90 2.22 9.19 $21.73 $45,200
Jonesboro, AR 120 2.12 8.78 $15.34 $31,900
Harrisonburg, VA 130 2.03 8.42 $17.84 $37,110
Appleton, WI 240 1.91 7.93 $19.09 $39,710
Grand Forks, ND-MN 90 1.85 7.68 $23.02 $47,890
Yuma, AZ 110 1.78 7.36 $25.90 $53,870
Victoria, TX 70 1.77 7.34 $21.68 $45,100
Yakima, WA 160 1.76 7.28 $20.89 $43,460
Bellingham, WA 150 1.74 7.19 $18.71 $38,920


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Napa, CA 80 1.07 4.45 $30.64 $63,720
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 0.24 0.98 $26.77 $55,680
Yuma, AZ 110 1.78 7.36 $25.90 $53,870
Bismarck, ND 60 0.87 3.61 $25.21 $52,430
Stockton-Lodi, CA 120 0.51 2.12 $24.92 $51,830
Tuscaloosa, AL 70 0.71 2.93 $24.86 $51,710
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 40 0.91 3.78 $24.64 $51,260
Billings, MT 60 0.72 2.99 $24.58 $51,120
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 40 0.31 1.29 $24.20 $50,340
Montgomery, AL 70 0.41 1.68 $23.99 $49,900

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 580 5.33 22.07 $18.93 $39,370
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 490 2.57 10.64 $21.62 $44,960
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 470 2.05 8.51 $20.16 $41,940
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 460 3.39 14.05 $21.30 $44,300
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 460 3.72 15.43 $21.83 $45,410

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 380 6.32 26.18 $19.10 $39,730
Far East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 5.96 24.70 $24.39 $50,730
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 420 5.64 23.37 $20.84 $43,350
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 580 5.33 22.07 $18.93 $39,370
Southeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 220 4.84 20.05 $18.19 $37,840

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 130 2.07 8.58 $25.38 $52,800
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 190 3.30 13.67 $25.15 $52,310
Far East North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 5.96 24.70 $24.39 $50,730
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 3.82 15.81 $23.59 $49,070
East Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 3.41 14.12 $23.46 $48,800


About May 2017 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018