Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems. Exclude "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
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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)
33,310 3.9 % $13.58 $28,240 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.90 $10.62 $13.21 $16.16 $19.06
Annual Wage (2) $18,510 $22,080 $27,470 $33,610 $39,650

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Machinery and supply merchant wholesalers 22,830 $13.69 $28,470 1 15
Lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores 1,550 $13.45 $27,970 2 18
Commercial machinery repair and maintenance 1,470 $12.18 $25,340 3 24
Support activities for crop production 1,040 $12.66 $26,330 4 23
Electronic markets and agents and brokers 1,000 $13.08 $27,200 5 19

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Auto parts, accessories, and tire stores (6) $19.16 $39,850 (6) 1
Motor vehicle and parts merchant wholesalers 130 $17.99 $37,420 14 2
Grocery and Related Product Wholesalers 130 $17.47 $36,330 13 3
Management of companies and enterprises 80 $17.17 $35,720 18 4
Beverage manufacturing 100 $16.83 $35,000 17 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
South Dakota 580 $12.96 $26,950 0.164% 261
North Dakota 510 $13.03 $27,100 0.162% 319
Nebraska 1,360 $12.81 $26,650 0.155% 411
Idaho 700 $14.82 $30,830 0.124% 303
Iowa 1,640 $14.03 $29,170 0.116% 381

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Nevada 40 $18.06 $37,560 0.004% 301
New Jersey 70 $17.75 $36,910 0.002% 402
Michigan 690 $17.60 $36,610 0.016% 371
Arizona 230 $16.58 $34,490 0.010% 304
New Hampshire 80 $15.94 $33,150 0.013% 310

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Dubuque, IA MSA 160 $15.67 $32,580 0.325%
Greeley, CO PMSA 120 $15.76 $32,790 0.172%
Grand Forks, ND-MN MSA 80 $13.39 $27,860 0.168%
Yakima, WA MSA 120 $14.40 $29,950 0.157%
Bakersfield, CA MSA 300 $13.22 $27,500 0.135%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Santa Rosa, CA PMSA 40 $19.78 $41,140 0.021%
Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI MSA 90 $19.18 $39,890 0.017%
Yuba City, CA MSA (6) $18.39 $38,260 (6)
San Jose, CA PMSA 40 $18.27 $38,000 0.005%
Indianapolis, IN MSA (6) $18.14 $37,730 (6)

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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