Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
123,570 1.3 % $24.43 $50,810 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.68 $19.11 $23.73 $28.88 $34.97
Annual Wage (2) $32,610 $39,750 $49,370 $60,060 $72,740


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 32,950 4.94 $24.45 $50,860
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 11,170 7.76 $23.54 $48,950
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 9,270 1.45 $23.12 $48,090
Local Government (OES Designation) 7,270 0.14 $26.79 $55,720
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 6,640 2.02 $23.62 $49,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 11,170 7.76 $23.54 $48,950
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 32,950 4.94 $24.45 $50,860
Coal Mining 2,630 4.92 $28.59 $59,470
Metal Ore Mining 1,930 4.82 $28.48 $59,240
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,200 3.42 $22.98 $47,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution (8) (8) $34.84 $72,460
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 480 0.12 $32.05 $66,670
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 230 0.05 $31.98 $66,510
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 140 0.02 $30.70 $63,860
Support Activities for Water Transportation 840 0.92 $29.92 $62,230


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 13,360 1.14 1.29 $23.27 $48,400
California 11,370 0.71 0.81 $28.97 $60,250
Florida 4,770 0.58 0.66 $21.26 $44,220
Pennsylvania 4,750 0.83 0.94 $23.96 $49,830
Arizona 3,800 1.43 1.63 $23.80 $49,500




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 1,340 4.86 5.52 $29.44 $61,230
Alaska 1,150 3.55 4.03 $31.35 $65,210
North Dakota 1,250 2.94 3.34 $30.59 $63,620
West Virginia 1,950 2.80 3.18 $22.25 $46,280
Montana 940 2.07 2.35 $24.90 $51,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,150 3.55 4.03 $31.35 $65,210
Hawaii 450 0.71 0.80 $31.33 $65,170
Massachusetts 1,550 0.45 0.51 $30.93 $64,340
North Dakota 1,250 2.94 3.34 $30.59 $63,620
Wyoming 1,340 4.86 5.52 $29.44 $61,230





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 3,490 1.19 1.35 $24.64 $51,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,080 0.73 0.83 $31.62 $65,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,750 1.42 1.62 $23.86 $49,630
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,000 1.05 1.19 $28.10 $58,440
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,650 1.23 1.39 $24.26 $50,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,560 1.15 1.30 $26.71 $55,550
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.23 0.26 $27.50 $57,210
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.59 0.67 $22.27 $46,320
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.87 0.98 $25.75 $53,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,330 0.52 0.59 $22.68 $47,170