Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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. Exclude "Rail Car Repairers" (49-3043) and "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031).

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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)
115,090 1.6 % $18.07 $37,590 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.80 $14.48 $17.69 $21.21 $25.55
Annual Wage (2) $24,540 $30,110 $36,800 $44,130 $53,140

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 35,750 $17.79 $37,000 1 36
Local government (OES designation) 8,020 $19.25 $40,030 2 18
Federal government (OES designation) 7,940 $20.01 $41,610 3 13
Highway, street, and bridge construction 5,990 $18.34 $38,150 4 29
Machinery and equipment rental and leasing 5,950 $16.81 $34,970 5 46

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Natural gas distribution (6) $28.23 $58,730 (6) 1
Pipeline transportation of natural gas 50 $24.84 $51,670 70 2
Support activities for water transportation 1,090 $24.41 $50,760 17 3
Power generation and supply 730 $23.33 $48,520 25 4
Other transportation equipment manufacturing (6) $22.90 $47,630 (6) 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
Wyoming 1,320 $21.10 $43,890 0.548% 126
Louisiana 5,180 $16.54 $34,410 0.280% 301
West Virginia 1,680 $17.24 $35,870 0.247% 242
Alaska 650 $24.80 $51,580 0.222% 152
Alabama 3,300 $16.56 $34,440 0.181% 279

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 650 $24.80 $51,580 0.222% 152
Hawaii 320 $22.58 $46,970 0.058% 164
California 9,620 $22.25 $46,280 0.066% 298
Nevada 1,690 $22.00 $45,770 0.159% 198
Washington 2,620 $21.46 $44,630 0.102% 287

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
Anniston, AL MSA 680 $17.74 $36,900 1.485%
Casper, WY MSA 270 $18.78 $39,070 0.825%
Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR MSA 330 $17.36 $36,100 0.657%
Lafayette, LA MSA 990 $14.84 $30,870 0.603%
Albany, GA MSA 320 $18.42 $38,320 0.585%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Janesville-Beloit, WI MSA 40 $26.66 $55,440 0.062%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 2,100 $25.44 $52,910 0.052%
Bremerton, WA PMSA 80 $25.18 $52,360 0.109%
Honolulu, HI MSA 210 $25.03 $52,060 0.052%
Anchorage, AK MSA 180 $24.21 $50,360 0.131%

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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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