Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

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
Metropolitan area 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)
30,770 3.8 % $13.74 $28,580 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.08 $10.77 $13.40 $16.34 $19.40
Annual Wage (2) $18,890 $22,400 $27,860 $33,990 $40,360

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Machinery and supply merchant wholesalers 21,810 $13.86 $28,840
Commercial machinery repair and maintenance 1,350 $13.04 $27,120
Support activities for crop production 1,040 $13.12 $27,290
Misc. nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 570 $13.25 $27,560
Electronic markets and agents and brokers 500 $12.81 $26,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Support activities for animal production 60 $22.28 $46,350
Fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty 120 $17.73 $36,880
Grocery and Related Product Wholesalers 140 $17.69 $36,800
General rental centers (7) $17.08 $35,520
Beverage manufacturing 90 $16.37 $34,040

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
North Dakota 580 $12.79 $26,610 0.182%
South Dakota 590 $13.01 $27,060 0.160%
Nebraska 1,340 $13.04 $27,120 0.152%
Idaho 720 $14.34 $29,830 0.125%
Iowa 1,520 $14.30 $29,750 0.107%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New Jersey 110 $17.30 $35,980 0.003%
Nevada 30 $16.71 $34,750 0.003%
Vermont 90 $15.95 $33,170 0.031%
New Hampshire 110 $15.70 $32,650 0.018%
Oregon 450 $15.68 $32,610 0.029%

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 $16.00 $33,290 0.311%
Grand Forks, ND-MN MSA 90 $13.31 $27,680 0.187%
Yakima, WA MSA 110 $13.59 $28,270 0.144%
Greeley, CO PMSA 90 $14.85 $30,890 0.125%
Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, CA MSA 140 $12.93 $26,890 0.114%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Santa Rosa, CA PMSA 60 $19.60 $40,770 0.032%
Indianapolis, IN MSA 140 $18.72 $38,930 0.016%
Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, CA PMSA 80 $18.41 $38,300 0.042%
Philadelphia, PA-NJ PMSA 100 $18.38 $38,240 0.004%
Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC MSA 60 $18.34 $38,150 0.030%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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