Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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 surface mining. Excludes "Rail Car Repairers" (49-3043) and "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)
131,590 1.3 % $25.18 $52,370 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.99 $19.64 $24.45 $29.72 $36.23
Annual Wage (2) $33,260 $40,850 $50,860 $61,810 $75,360


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 34,130 5.21 $25.24 $52,490
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 12,090 3.56 $23.90 $49,710
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 10,260 1.56 $23.97 $49,850
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,680 0.14 $27.37 $56,930
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 6,940 2.06 $24.42 $50,800

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coal Mining 2,800 5.64 $29.44 $61,230
Metal Ore Mining 2,140 5.61 $28.76 $59,810
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 34,130 5.21 $25.24 $52,490
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 12,090 3.56 $23.90 $49,710
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,380 3.56 $24.92 $51,830

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 210 0.04 $33.89 $70,480
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 620 0.16 $33.77 $70,240
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $33.29 $69,240
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 130 0.02 $31.96 $66,480
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 60 0.16 $30.28 $62,970


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 15,270 1.28 1.39 $23.90 $49,710
California 11,700 0.70 0.76 $30.41 $63,250
Pennsylvania 5,710 0.99 1.07 $24.36 $50,670
Florida 5,020 0.60 0.65 $21.92 $45,580
Washington 4,190 1.32 1.43 $27.90 $58,030




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 1,400 5.21 5.65 $30.93 $64,340
Alaska 1,060 3.33 3.61 $30.33 $63,100
North Dakota 1,350 3.24 3.51 $31.50 $65,520
West Virginia 1,900 2.77 3.00 $22.77 $47,370
Montana 970 2.11 2.28 $25.98 $54,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 480 0.76 0.83 $32.79 $68,200
North Dakota 1,350 3.24 3.51 $31.50 $65,520
Massachusetts 1,430 0.41 0.44 $31.00 $64,480
Wyoming 1,400 5.21 5.65 $30.93 $64,340
California 11,700 0.70 0.76 $30.41 $63,250



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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 4,700 1.60 1.74 $24.83 $51,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,050 0.69 0.75 $33.94 $70,590
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,750 1.39 1.51 $24.24 $50,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,010 1.04 1.12 $28.69 $59,680
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,850 1.36 1.47 $25.09 $52,190
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,810 1.26 1.37 $29.42 $61,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,790 1.09 1.18 $29.09 $60,520
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,560 0.63 0.68 $23.26 $48,390
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,540 1.55 1.68 $25.31 $52,650
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,440 1.00 1.08 $24.45 $50,850


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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)
Texarkana, TX-AR 880 15.82 17.14 $24.21 $50,350
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 450 10.41 11.28 $24.27 $50,480
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 490 8.57 9.28 $23.03 $47,900
Odessa, TX 340 4.93 5.34 $26.77 $55,690
Longview, WA 170 4.45 4.82 $29.17 $60,670
Beckley, WV 180 4.18 4.53 $25.35 $52,740
Casper, WY 140 3.62 3.92 $28.23 $58,720
Midland, TX 320 3.59 3.89 $23.42 $48,720
Fairbanks, AK 120 3.37 3.65 $32.10 $66,760
Macon, GA 330 3.36 3.64 $19.43 $40,420