Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 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)
29,030 2.3 % $13.87 $28,860 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.93 $10.80 $13.54 $16.54 $19.84
Annual Wage (2) $18,580 $22,460 $28,170 $34,400 $41,280

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 21,710 $14.02 $29,150
Commercial machinery repair and maintenance 1,390 $12.81 $26,650
Support activities for crop production 940 $12.28 $25,540
Electronic markets and agents and brokers 510 $13.58 $28,240
Misc. nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 440 $13.13 $27,310

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Support activities for animal production 50 $21.96 $45,680
Fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty 90 $18.22 $37,900
Grocery and Related Product Wholesalers (7) $18.05 $37,550
Beverage manufacturing 60 $17.19 $35,760
Motor vehicle and parts merchant wholesalers 60 $16.56 $34,450

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 600 $12.90 $26,830 0.185%
Nebraska 1,490 $12.43 $25,860 0.168%
South Dakota 540 $13.36 $27,790 0.146%
Idaho 760 $13.01 $27,070 0.130%
Iowa 1,530 $14.83 $30,850 0.107%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New Jersey 100 $16.78 $34,890 0.003%
Massachusetts 160 $16.61 $34,560 0.005%
New Hampshire 120 $16.22 $33,730 0.019%
Nevada 40 $16.01 $33,300 0.003%
Delaware 130 $15.89 $33,050 0.031%

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
Grand Forks, ND-MN MSA 100 $14.06 $29,240 0.205%
Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, CA MSA 240 $11.64 $24,200 0.197%
Yakima, WA MSA 120 $15.52 $32,270 0.157%
Merced, CA MSA 90 $14.20 $29,530 0.151%
Greeley, CO PMSA 90 $14.97 $31,130 0.124%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Boston, MA-NH PMSA (7) $22.82 $47,460 (7)
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA 30 $19.77 $41,120 0.016%
Santa Rosa, CA PMSA 60 $18.91 $39,340 0.032%
Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa, CA PMSA 80 $18.88 $39,280 0.043%
Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC MSA 60 $18.39 $38,260 0.029%

About November 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) Estimate not released.

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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