Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, or similar motorized vehicles.


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)
15,010 4.0 % $16.44 $34,190 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.98 $12.48 $15.58 $19.32 $24.02
Annual Wage (2) $20,770 $25,960 $32,410 $40,190 $49,960


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)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 12,820 9.93 $16.53 $34,370
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 990 1.43 $15.00 $31,200
Automobile Dealers 230 0.02 $18.56 $38,600
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 100 0.29 $23.19 $48,230
State Government (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $17.79 $37,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 12,820 9.93 $16.53 $34,370
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 990 1.43 $15.00 $31,200
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 100 0.29 $23.19 $48,230
Automobile Dealers 230 0.02 $18.56 $38,600
State Government (OES Designation) 70 0.00 $17.79 $37,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 100 0.29 $23.19 $48,230
Automobile Dealers 230 0.02 $18.56 $38,600
State Government (OES Designation) 70 (7) $17.79 $37,000
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 12,820 9.93 $16.53 $34,370
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 990 1.43 $15.00 $31,200


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 1,600 0.11 0.97 $18.57 $38,620
Texas 1,360 0.13 1.13 $17.71 $36,840
Florida 790 0.11 0.94 $17.53 $36,470
Pennsylvania 690 0.12 1.06 $15.92 $33,120
New York 670 0.08 0.68 $17.12 $35,620




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 130 0.49 4.18 $15.32 $31,860
Montana 160 0.38 3.25 $16.12 $33,540
South Dakota 120 0.31 2.62 $15.65 $32,550
Idaho 150 0.26 2.21 $16.73 $34,790
New Hampshire 140 0.23 1.99 $18.64 $38,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 200 0.05 0.44 $18.79 $39,090
New Hampshire 140 0.23 1.99 $18.64 $38,780
California 1,600 0.11 0.97 $18.57 $38,620
Massachusetts 160 0.05 0.45 $18.32 $38,110
Hawaii 40 0.07 0.59 $18.28 $38,020





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.08 0.69 $17.30 $35,990
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 240 0.19 1.64 $17.95 $37,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 230 0.10 0.87 $15.74 $32,740
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.45 $17.52 $36,440
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.13 1.11 $19.13 $39,790
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 170 0.18 1.52 $14.44 $30,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 160 0.09 0.80 $17.49 $36,380
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 1.33 $18.19 $37,830
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 0.24 $22.91 $47,650
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 140 0.14 1.20 $18.45 $38,370




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)
Bay City, MI 50 1.34 11.49 $15.36 $31,940
Altoona, PA 40 0.65 5.54 $14.71 $30,610
Rapid City, SD 40 0.62 5.26 $16.89 $35,130
Joplin, MO 40 0.56 4.75 $16.14 $33,570
Medford, OR 40 0.50 4.27 $18.10 $37,660
Springfield, MO 70 0.38 3.21 $13.51 $28,110
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 70 0.35 2.95 $23.12 $48,100
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 70 0.33 2.79 $18.20 $37,860
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 40 0.31 2.66 $12.48 $25,960
Salem, OR 40 0.30 2.55 $16.86 $35,060




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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.49 $50,940
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 70 0.35 2.95 $23.12 $48,100
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 0.24 $22.91 $47,650
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.68 $47,170
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.05 0.44 $22.33 $46,440
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX (8) (8) (8) $21.68 $45,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.50 $44,710
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.15 $43,990
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 60 0.20 1.75 $20.79 $43,240
Modesto, CA 40 0.24 2.09 $20.71 $43,080

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.50 4.25 $13.05 $27,140
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 90 0.40 3.39 $13.70 $28,500
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 3.71 $13.27 $27,610
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.39 3.37 $15.59 $32,440
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 3.72 $10.51 $21,850

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.50 4.25 $13.05 $27,140
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 4.00 $16.93 $35,210
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 3.74 $17.00 $35,360
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 3.72 $10.51 $21,850
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 3.71 $13.27 $27,610

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)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 2.44 $18.08 $37,600
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.60 $36,610
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.11 $17.19 $35,750
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.44 3.74 $17.00 $35,360
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.47 4.00 $16.93 $35,210


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.

(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 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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