Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems. Excludes "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)
32,100 2.3 % $16.92 $35,190 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.67 $13.23 $16.46 $20.16 $23.85
Annual Wage (2) $22,190 $27,520 $34,230 $41,920 $49,620


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 23,020 3.73 $17.09 $35,550
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,010 1.10 $16.70 $34,730
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,950 1.42 $16.60 $34,540
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,470 0.50 $15.49 $32,230
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 890 0.11 $17.08 $35,520

Industries with the highest concentration 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 23,020 3.73 $17.09 $35,550
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,950 1.42 $16.60 $34,540
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,010 1.10 $16.70 $34,730
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,470 0.50 $15.49 $32,230
Support Activities for Animal Production 60 0.22 $17.80 $37,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $20.95 $43,570
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 70 0.04 $19.31 $40,170
Support Activities for Animal Production 60 0.22 $17.80 $37,020
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.01 $17.13 $35,630
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 23,020 3.73 $17.09 $35,550


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)
Iowa 2,770 1.91 7.63 $16.87 $35,080
California 2,760 0.20 0.79 $18.20 $37,860
Texas 2,120 0.21 0.82 $16.54 $34,390
Illinois 1,960 0.35 1.41 $17.64 $36,680
Nebraska 1,840 2.03 8.12 $16.16 $33,610




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)
Nebraska 1,840 2.03 8.12 $16.16 $33,610
Iowa 2,770 1.91 7.63 $16.87 $35,080
South Dakota 570 1.45 5.80 $16.69 $34,710
North Dakota 490 1.31 5.25 $18.03 $37,490
Kansas 1,140 0.88 3.50 $17.24 $35,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 40 0.04 0.15 $20.36 $42,350
New Hampshire 50 0.08 0.33 $19.59 $40,750
Colorado 370 0.17 0.67 $19.59 $40,740
New Jersey 100 0.03 0.11 $19.45 $40,460
Florida 550 0.08 0.31 $18.89 $39,290





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)
Fresno, CA 350 1.14 4.55 $14.67 $30,520
Kansas City, MO-KS 320 0.34 1.34 $16.28 $33,860
Lancaster, PA 320 1.43 5.71 $18.09 $37,620
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 310 1.20 4.80 $14.49 $30,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 300 0.18 0.71 $18.01 $37,470
St. Louis, MO-IL 290 0.23 0.90 $19.00 $39,530
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 280 0.16 0.66 $17.25 $35,870
Visalia-Porterville, CA 260 1.94 7.75 $18.03 $37,510
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 250 0.56 2.24 $17.46 $36,320
Appleton, WI 220 1.95 7.81 $18.09 $37,620




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)
Merced, CA 160 2.83 11.30 $20.75 $43,150
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 90 2.35 9.37 $15.03 $31,270
Champaign-Urbana, IL 190 2.05 8.17 $16.29 $33,890
Appleton, WI 220 1.95 7.81 $18.09 $37,620
Visalia-Porterville, CA 260 1.94 7.75 $18.03 $37,510
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 100 1.93 7.71 $18.94 $39,400
Ames, IA 70 1.71 6.85 $18.37 $38,200
Lebanon, PA 80 1.66 6.63 $18.70 $38,890
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 60 1.63 6.51 $14.93 $31,050
Yuma, AZ 90 1.57 6.27 $15.35 $31,940




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)
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 30 0.20 0.81 $24.68 $51,320
Jacksonville, FL (8) (8) (8) $24.32 $50,590
Stockton, CA 160 0.81 3.23 $21.93 $45,610
Salinas, CA 220 1.43 5.70 $21.65 $45,030
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 140 0.18 0.70 $21.51 $44,750
Tuscaloosa, AL 30 0.38 1.52 $21.41 $44,540
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.31 1.23 $21.21 $44,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.97 $43,610
Merced, CA 160 2.83 11.30 $20.75 $43,150
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.64 $42,930

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 920 2.42 9.69 $17.26 $35,900
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 730 5.13 20.51 $17.12 $35,600
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 660 6.51 26.03 $15.86 $32,990
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 510 2.07 8.26 $16.14 $33,580
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 500 2.26 9.04 $16.47 $34,270

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)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 660 6.51 26.03 $15.86 $32,990
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 410 5.29 21.12 $16.55 $34,410
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 250 5.26 21.01 $16.55 $34,410
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 730 5.13 20.51 $17.12 $35,600
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 460 4.61 18.44 $16.31 $33,930

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)
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 120 1.81 7.23 $20.78 $43,220
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 180 2.81 11.21 $20.63 $42,910
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 2.01 8.03 $19.97 $41,530
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.84 3.37 $19.68 $40,940
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 70 1.28 5.12 $19.23 $40,000


About May 2011 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.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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