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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
140,260 1.3 % $25.66 $53,370 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.30 $20.05 $24.96 $30.21 $36.83
Annual Wage (2) $33,910 $41,700 $51,920 $62,830 $76,600


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 38,600 5.60 $25.80 $53,670
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 12,660 3.70 $24.39 $50,730
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 11,470 1.67 $24.47 $50,900
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,800 0.14 $28.04 $58,320
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 6,700 1.95 $24.97 $51,930

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 2,390 5.97 $29.10 $60,530
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 38,600 5.60 $25.80 $53,670
Coal Mining 2,690 5.29 $28.35 $58,970
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 12,660 3.70 $24.39 $50,730
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 3,270 3.30 $25.08 $52,180

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 770 0.20 $33.92 $70,560
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 200 0.04 $33.87 $70,450
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 50 0.12 $31.96 $66,470
Support Activities for Water Transportation 950 1.02 $31.77 $66,090
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 130 0.02 $30.42 $63,280


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 18,110 1.49 1.54 $23.85 $49,620
California 12,030 0.71 0.73 $31.32 $65,160
Florida 6,110 0.71 0.73 $23.20 $48,250
Pennsylvania 5,850 1.00 1.03 $24.60 $51,170
Washington 4,560 1.40 1.44 $28.64 $59,580




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 1,460 5.42 5.59 $30.90 $64,260
Alaska 1,070 3.38 3.49 $33.16 $68,980
North Dakota 1,380 3.32 3.42 $29.02 $60,360
West Virginia 2,190 3.14 3.24 $22.74 $47,310
Montana 1,020 2.20 2.27 $26.08 $54,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,070 3.38 3.49 $33.16 $68,980
Hawaii 530 0.82 0.85 $33.15 $68,940
California 12,030 0.71 0.73 $31.32 $65,160
Wyoming 1,460 5.42 5.59 $30.90 $64,260
Nevada 2,330 1.73 1.78 $30.83 $64,120





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 5,800 1.94 2.01 $24.16 $50,250
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,020 1.13 1.16 $24.66 $51,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,590 0.59 0.61 $33.63 $69,950
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,870 0.30 0.31 $31.51 $65,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,730 1.33 1.37 $24.96 $51,910
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,430 1.22 1.26 $30.36 $63,150
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,240 0.78 0.81 $26.73 $55,600
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,030 0.44 0.45 $31.67 $65,870
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,760 1.19 1.23 $25.89 $53,860
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,730 0.89 0.91 $28.75 $59,790