Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
16,000 3.4 % $17.81 $37,040 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.75 $13.27 $16.69 $21.49 $27.09
Annual Wage (2) $22,370 $27,590 $34,720 $44,700 $56,350


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)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 13,680 9.11 $17.87 $37,180
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,500 1.98 $17.01 $35,370
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 110 0.01 $17.03 $35,420
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 110 0.32 $21.19 $44,070
Automobile Dealers 90 0.01 $16.01 $33,290

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 13,680 9.11 $17.87 $37,180
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,500 1.98 $17.01 $35,370
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 110 0.32 $21.19 $44,070
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 110 0.01 $17.03 $35,420
Automobile Dealers 90 0.01 $16.01 $33,290

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $22.90 $47,620
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 110 0.32 $21.19 $44,070
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 13,680 9.11 $17.87 $37,180
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 110 0.01 $17.03 $35,420
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,500 1.98 $17.01 $35,370


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 1,410 0.09 0.77 $20.47 $42,590
Texas 1,310 0.11 0.98 $17.31 $36,010
Florida 1,300 0.16 1.39 $16.98 $35,320
Pennsylvania 770 0.13 1.17 $16.97 $35,290
Ohio 660 0.12 1.09 $16.62 $34,570




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 180 0.39 3.42 $16.88 $35,110
Iowa 520 0.34 2.96 $15.98 $33,240
Wyoming 90 0.32 2.79 $19.59 $40,750
New Hampshire 200 0.31 2.68 $20.63 $42,900
South Dakota 120 0.29 2.58 $15.96 $33,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 60 0.17 1.49 $22.80 $47,430
Colorado 460 0.18 1.61 $21.27 $44,240
Washington 340 0.11 0.96 $21.06 $43,800
New Hampshire 200 0.31 2.68 $20.63 $42,900
California 1,410 0.09 0.77 $20.47 $42,590





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 340 0.27 2.34 $18.05 $37,550
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 310 0.05 0.42 $18.55 $38,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 300 0.07 0.62 $16.89 $35,130
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 250 0.09 0.75 $16.50 $34,320
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 220 0.16 1.39 $24.16 $50,260
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 200 0.15 1.28 $23.33 $48,530
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 190 0.19 1.69 $18.77 $39,040
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 180 0.09 0.80 $15.94 $33,150
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 170 0.05 0.41 $19.47 $40,510
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 150 0.06 0.52 $19.71 $40,990




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)
Missoula, MT 80 1.41 12.36 $17.25 $35,880
Bay City, MI 40 1.11 9.70 $13.60 $28,290
Rapid City, SD 50 0.81 7.15 $16.20 $33,690
Glens Falls, NY 40 0.81 7.08 $18.10 $37,660
Decatur, IL 40 0.74 6.49 $16.65 $34,640
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 30 0.66 5.82 $19.17 $39,880
Panama City, FL 40 0.44 3.89 $17.08 $35,520
Fort Collins, CO 70 0.43 3.81 $18.41 $38,290
Amarillo, TX 40 0.39 3.38 $12.65 $26,320
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 30 0.38 3.33 $15.16 $31,530




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)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 60 0.20 1.75 $27.86 $57,940
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.31 $25.53 $53,090
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.99 $51,970
Kansas City, MO-KS 130 0.13 1.10 $24.46 $50,870
Anchorage, AK 40 0.21 1.86 $24.28 $50,510
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 220 0.16 1.39 $24.16 $50,260
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 60 0.04 0.37 $23.83 $49,570
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 0.09 0.76 $23.68 $49,260
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $23.59 $49,060
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 0.52 $23.58 $49,040

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 110 0.46 4.02 $16.93 $35,210
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 4.92 $13.63 $28,350
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 60 0.41 3.57 $17.19 $35,760
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 2.05 $16.15 $33,590
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 3.59 $17.34 $36,060

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)
North Nevada nonmetropolitan area 30 0.71 6.23 $14.41 $29,970
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.56 4.92 $13.63 $28,350
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 110 0.46 4.02 $16.93 $35,210
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 3.91 $16.39 $34,100
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 60 0.41 3.57 $17.19 $35,760

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)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.22 $39,970
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 2.66 $18.65 $38,790
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.16 1.37 $17.75 $36,920
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.49 $36,370
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 3.59 $17.34 $36,060


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017