Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, or similar motorized vehicles.


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)
15,850 4.1 % $18.40 $38,270 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.12 $13.67 $17.15 $22.25 $28.01
Annual Wage (2) $23,140 $28,430 $35,680 $46,280 $58,270


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)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 13,760 8.97 $18.41 $38,280
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,240 1.61 $17.58 $36,570
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 120 0.35 $20.49 $42,610
Automobile Dealers 90 0.01 $17.70 $36,810

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 13,760 8.97 $18.41 $38,280
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,240 1.61 $17.58 $36,570
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 120 0.35 $20.49 $42,610
Automobile Dealers 90 0.01 $17.70 $36,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) (8) (8) $23.41 $48,680
Automotive Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $20.83 $43,330
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 120 0.35 $20.49 $42,610
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 13,760 8.97 $18.41 $38,280
Automobile Dealers 90 0.01 $17.70 $36,810


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 1,380 0.08 0.75 $21.96 $45,670
Texas 1,250 0.11 0.95 $17.18 $35,740
Florida 1,190 0.14 1.28 $17.55 $36,510
Pennsylvania 690 0.12 1.08 $17.27 $35,930
New York 680 0.07 0.66 $18.10 $37,640




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)
Montana 200 0.44 3.98 $19.08 $39,700
Iowa 500 0.33 2.94 $16.07 $33,420
Idaho 190 0.28 2.48 $18.43 $38,330
Wyoming 70 0.27 2.46 $18.35 $38,160
South Dakota 120 0.27 2.47 $17.19 $35,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,380 0.08 0.75 $21.96 $45,670
New Jersey 160 0.04 0.36 $21.60 $44,920
Washington 440 0.14 1.23 $21.53 $44,790
New Hampshire 160 0.25 2.24 $21.51 $44,730
Nevada 200 0.15 1.36 $21.21 $44,130



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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)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 380 0.30 2.70 $19.51 $40,580
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 320 0.05 0.43 $17.87 $37,170
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 250 0.09 0.78 $16.18 $33,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 200 0.07 0.67 $26.26 $54,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 180 0.07 0.63 $20.48 $42,590
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 180 0.18 1.59 $18.98 $39,480
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 160 0.11 0.98 $22.89 $47,610
Pittsburgh, PA 150 0.13 1.21 $16.10 $33,500
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 150 0.12 1.10 $16.85 $35,040
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 150 0.04 0.36 $20.42 $42,460


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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)
Punta Gorda, FL 70 1.40 12.60 $15.71 $32,680
Bay City, MI 40 1.26 11.34 $13.79 $28,670
Decatur, IL 30 0.71 6.40 $17.23 $35,840
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 30 0.66 5.95 $22.48 $46,750
Bangor, ME 30 0.54 4.81 $16.05 $33,390
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 100 0.54 4.85 $13.43 $27,920
Panama City, FL 40 0.50 4.46 $17.03 $35,420
Reading, PA 80 0.47 4.26 $18.09 $37,630
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 40 0.44 3.96 $15.26 $31,750
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 30 0.40 3.61 $20.56 $42,760


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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)
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.90 $58,030
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $27.65 $57,520
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.08 0.74 $26.37 $54,860
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.08 0.75 $26.36 $54,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 200 0.07 0.67 $26.26 $54,620
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.91 $53,890
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $25.72 $53,500
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.09 $52,180
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 90 0.10 0.85 $24.33 $50,610
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $23.55 $48,980

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.61 5.44 $17.78 $36,970
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.36 3.25 $15.81 $32,890
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.68 6.07 $16.92 $35,180
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.15 1.33 $17.95 $37,340
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 50 0.29 2.64 $18.52 $38,510

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)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 70 0.68 6.07 $16.92 $35,180
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 120 0.61 5.44 $17.78 $36,970
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 4.65 $13.89 $28,900
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 3.53 $12.47 $25,940
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.36 3.25 $15.81 $32,890

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)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.70 $43,060
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.41 $42,460
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 3.01 $20.22 $42,060
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.27 $40,080
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 50 0.29 2.64 $18.52 $38,510


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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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