Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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


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)
108,540 1.4 % $22.18 $46,140 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.28 $17.33 $21.55 $26.16 $31.18
Annual Wage (2) $29,710 $36,040 $44,830 $54,420 $64,850


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)
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 27,370 4.53 $22.02 $45,800
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,510 0.15 $23.71 $49,320
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,650 0.38 $24.83 $51,640
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 7,110 6.42 $22.17 $46,110
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 6,870 1.28 $21.72 $45,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 2,860 8.38 $24.80 $51,580
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 7,110 6.42 $22.17 $46,110
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 27,370 4.53 $22.02 $45,800
Coal Mining 2,700 3.39 $22.72 $47,270
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 5,650 3.27 $20.70 $43,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Water Transportation 870 0.99 $30.57 $63,580
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $28.82 $59,940
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills 100 0.09 $26.93 $56,010
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 230 0.27 $25.80 $53,660
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $25.58 $53,210


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 11,370 0.81 0.95 $26.75 $55,650
Texas 10,490 1.04 1.22 $19.47 $40,500
Pennsylvania 4,410 0.81 0.94 $21.56 $44,850
Florida 4,350 0.61 0.72 $20.22 $42,060
Louisiana 4,000 2.18 2.56 $20.44 $42,510




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)
Wyoming 860 3.20 3.75 $23.21 $48,270
Alaska 760 2.47 2.89 $30.60 $63,650
North Dakota 850 2.40 2.81 $23.15 $48,150
Louisiana 4,000 2.18 2.56 $20.44 $42,510
West Virginia 1,370 1.99 2.33 $19.04 $39,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 760 2.47 2.89 $30.60 $63,650
Hawaii 340 0.60 0.70 $29.81 $62,010
Nevada 1,710 1.54 1.80 $28.16 $58,570
California 11,370 0.81 0.95 $26.75 $55,650
Washington 2,640 0.98 1.15 $26.45 $55,010

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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,270 1.31 1.54 $19.18 $39,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,000 0.79 0.92 $29.88 $62,140
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,340 0.66 0.78 $26.23 $54,560
Denver-Aurora, CO 1,470 1.24 1.45 $23.90 $49,720
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,400 1.23 1.44 $23.93 $49,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,380 0.82 0.96 $24.00 $49,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,360 0.81 0.95 $24.78 $51,540
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 1,270 24.12 28.25 $22.12 $46,020
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,240 0.56 0.66 $21.60 $44,930
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,130 0.91 1.07 $23.22 $48,290




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)
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 1,270 24.12 28.25 $22.12 $46,020
Anniston-Oxford, AL 880 19.41 22.73 $22.24 $46,260
Farmington, NM 380 7.92 9.28 $23.22 $48,290
Albany, GA 460 7.74 9.07 $23.87 $49,650
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 530 5.84 6.84 $19.78 $41,140
Odessa, TX 330 5.83 6.82 $20.44 $42,520
Longview, TX 370 4.02 4.71 $14.28 $29,710
Fairbanks, AK 140 3.97 4.65 $34.37 $71,480
Duluth, MN-WI 470 3.82 4.48 $23.26 $48,370
Lafayette, LA 500 3.52 4.12 $20.01 $41,620




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)
Fairbanks, AK 140 3.97 4.65 $34.37 $71,480
Anchorage, AK 290 1.74 2.04 $32.38 $67,340
Honolulu, HI 210 0.49 0.58 $30.81 $64,080
Toledo, OH 170 0.60 0.70 $30.13 $62,660
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 850 0.17 0.20 $30.08 $62,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,000 0.79 0.92 $29.88 $62,140
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 300 0.35 0.41 $29.64 $61,660
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 30 0.38 0.44 $29.54 $61,440
Napa, CA 60 0.99 1.15 $29.41 $61,170
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 140 0.79 0.93 $29.31 $60,970

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 980 19.32 22.62 $29.01 $60,340
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 550 4.51 5.28 $20.65 $42,940
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 520 4.55 5.33 $21.50 $44,720
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 460 2.87 3.36 $24.78 $51,550
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 430 3.16 3.71 $18.14 $37,740

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 980 19.32 22.62 $29.01 $60,340
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 410 8.45 9.89 $23.54 $48,950
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 200 5.42 6.34 $22.01 $45,790
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 520 4.55 5.33 $21.50 $44,720
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 550 4.51 5.28 $20.65 $42,940

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 1.19 1.40 $33.04 $68,720
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 200 3.68 4.31 $29.83 $62,050
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 100 1.55 1.81 $29.23 $60,800
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 980 19.32 22.62 $29.01 $60,340
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 130 0.88 1.03 $28.26 $58,770


About May 2010 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 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) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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