Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
37,080 2.5 % $18.52 $38,510 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.48 $14.29 $17.82 $22.33 $27.15
Annual Wage (2) $23,870 $29,720 $37,050 $46,450 $56,470


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 27,240 4.00 $18.72 $38,940
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 2,070 1.32 $18.59 $38,660
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,030 0.98 $18.72 $38,940
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,860 0.56 $16.66 $34,650
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 620 0.19 $16.80 $34,940

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 27,240 4.00 $18.72 $38,940
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 2,070 1.32 $18.59 $38,660
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,030 0.98 $18.72 $38,940
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,860 0.56 $16.66 $34,650
Support Activities for Animal Production 80 0.26 $17.94 $37,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing 40 0.05 $24.71 $51,400
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 370 0.15 $21.72 $45,170
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing (8) (8) $20.68 $43,020
Local Government (OES Designation) 120 (7) $20.42 $42,480
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 110 0.07 $19.93 $41,450


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 2,620 0.17 0.63 $19.56 $40,690
Texas 2,550 0.22 0.82 $17.70 $36,810
Iowa 2,420 1.58 5.89 $18.59 $38,670
Minnesota 2,170 0.78 2.91 $19.70 $40,970
Illinois 1,840 0.31 1.17 $18.72 $38,930




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)
North Dakota 1,200 2.67 9.95 $23.12 $48,100
South Dakota 750 1.82 6.78 $18.79 $39,070
Nebraska 1,640 1.72 6.38 $18.89 $39,280
Iowa 2,420 1.58 5.89 $18.59 $38,670
Montana 520 1.17 4.35 $20.67 $42,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 1,200 2.67 9.95 $23.12 $48,100
New Hampshire 60 0.09 0.32 $22.35 $46,490
Vermont 110 0.35 1.30 $22.16 $46,090
New Mexico 180 0.23 0.84 $22.08 $45,930
Kansas 1,590 1.16 4.31 $20.86 $43,380





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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 490 0.26 0.96 $20.20 $42,020
Bakersfield, CA 360 1.22 4.54 $17.94 $37,310
Fargo, ND-MN 340 2.48 9.23 $23.09 $48,020
Fresno, CA 310 0.90 3.36 $17.92 $37,270
Peoria, IL 280 1.57 5.83 $17.13 $35,620
Appleton, WI 220 1.86 6.91 $18.31 $38,080
Oklahoma City, OK 220 0.36 1.35 $19.85 $41,280
Modesto, CA 220 1.31 4.88 $17.30 $35,990
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 210 0.25 0.91 $23.82 $49,550
Visalia-Porterville, CA 200 1.45 5.39 $19.21 $39,960




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)
Grand Island, NE 190 4.55 16.93 $18.07 $37,590
Jonesboro, AR 140 2.80 10.42 $15.80 $32,860
Fargo, ND-MN 340 2.48 9.23 $23.09 $48,020
Yakima, WA 180 2.09 7.77 $20.07 $41,740
Grand Forks, ND-MN 100 2.04 7.58 $22.08 $45,920
Dubuque, IA 120 2.03 7.54 $18.94 $39,390
Appleton, WI 220 1.86 6.91 $18.31 $38,080
Wenatchee, WA 80 1.83 6.80 $18.06 $37,560
Yuba City, CA 70 1.81 6.73 $22.33 $46,440
Bismarck, ND 130 1.80 6.70 $22.34 $46,480