Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
35,320 2.2 % $17.94 $37,320 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.18 $13.86 $17.38 $21.55 $25.88
Annual Wage (2) $23,260 $28,820 $36,150 $44,830 $53,830


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 25,850 3.85 $18.11 $37,670
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 2,120 1.39 $18.49 $38,470
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,930 0.97 $17.31 $36,010
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,730 0.52 $16.34 $33,980
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 850 0.25 $17.32 $36,020

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 25,850 3.85 $18.11 $37,670
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 2,120 1.39 $18.49 $38,470
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,930 0.97 $17.31 $36,010
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,730 0.52 $16.34 $33,980
Support Activities for Animal Production 90 0.32 $16.68 $34,690

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 $24.09 $50,120
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 400 0.05 $19.51 $40,590
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 120 0.07 $19.33 $40,200
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 420 0.17 $19.18 $39,900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 90 (7) $18.76 $39,030


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 2,630 0.17 0.67 $20.21 $42,030
Iowa 2,570 1.70 6.50 $18.47 $38,410
Minnesota 2,380 0.87 3.34 $18.48 $38,450
Illinois 2,120 0.37 1.41 $17.88 $37,200
Nebraska 1,760 1.87 7.16 $18.52 $38,520




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 1,130 2.58 9.85 $20.19 $42,000
Nebraska 1,760 1.87 7.16 $18.52 $38,520
Iowa 2,570 1.70 6.50 $18.47 $38,410
South Dakota 630 1.54 5.90 $18.15 $37,750
Idaho 710 1.13 4.31 $18.28 $38,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 40 0.07 0.26 $24.89 $51,780
Nevada 30 0.03 0.10 $24.67 $51,320
New Hampshire 70 0.11 0.41 $21.54 $44,800
Montana 450 1.02 3.91 $21.15 $44,000
Wyoming 120 0.41 1.56 $20.56 $42,760





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 0.27 1.03 $18.73 $38,960
Fresno, CA 310 0.92 3.51 $20.08 $41,760
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 290 1.60 6.12 $16.46 $34,230
Fargo, ND-MN 270 2.04 7.81 $21.54 $44,800
Visalia-Porterville, CA 230 1.70 6.50 $17.07 $35,500
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 0.23 $22.87 $47,570
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 230 0.48 1.84 $20.42 $42,480
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 210 0.25 0.96 $23.24 $48,340
St. Louis, MO-IL 210 0.16 0.62 $15.47 $32,170
Oklahoma City, OK 190 0.32 1.22 $21.07 $43,820




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)
Idaho Falls, ID 120 2.28 8.74 $16.85 $35,050
Yakima, WA 190 2.27 8.70 $19.90 $41,390
Bismarck, ND 150 2.19 8.37 $19.88 $41,340
Fargo, ND-MN 270 2.04 7.81 $21.54 $44,800
Jonesboro, AR 100 1.91 7.30 $18.04 $37,520
Grand Forks, ND-MN 90 1.82 6.97 $20.79 $43,250
Dubuque, IA 100 1.74 6.65 $18.80 $39,100
Yuba City, CA 60 1.71 6.53 $22.57 $46,940
Visalia-Porterville, CA 230 1.70 6.50 $17.07 $35,500
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 60 1.60 6.10 $17.01 $35,390




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)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.14 $31.78 $66,090
Billings, MT 70 0.84 3.22 $23.94 $49,800
Tuscaloosa, AL 50 0.59 2.24 $23.36 $48,580
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 210 0.25 0.96 $23.24 $48,340
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 0.23 $22.87 $47,570
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 0.23 $22.78 $47,390
Yuba City, CA 60 1.71 6.53 $22.57 $46,940
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA (8) (8) (8) $22.42 $46,630
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 70 0.24 0.90 $22.25 $46,290
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 50 1.17 4.48 $22.12 $46,010

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 1,080 2.78 10.65 $17.89 $37,200
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 830 6.76 25.85 $18.57 $38,630
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 620 3.44 13.16 $17.86 $37,150
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 520 3.50 13.39 $19.28 $40,100
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 490 4.88 18.66 $19.74 $41,060

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)
East Central North Dakota 290 7.05 26.96 $18.16 $37,770
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 330 6.82 26.10 $17.88 $37,180
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 830 6.76 25.85 $18.57 $38,630
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 490 6.13 23.46 $16.98 $35,310
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 170 5.22 19.97 $19.39 $40,320

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)
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 1.14 $23.11 $48,060
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 140 1.70 6.49 $22.35 $46,480
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 3.32 12.69 $21.74 $45,230
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.63 2.41 $21.74 $45,220
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 170 2.54 9.74 $20.91 $43,490


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015