Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
34,840 2.2 % $17.50 $36,390 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.03 $13.62 $17.05 $20.95 $24.77
Annual Wage (2) $22,940 $28,320 $35,470 $43,580 $51,510


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 25,300 3.88 $17.60 $36,600
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 2,170 1.47 $17.68 $36,770
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,140 1.09 $17.25 $35,880
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,550 0.47 $16.21 $33,720
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 880 0.27 $17.22 $35,820

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 25,300 3.88 $17.60 $36,600
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 2,170 1.47 $17.68 $36,770
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 2,140 1.09 $17.25 $35,880
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,550 0.47 $16.21 $33,720
Support Activities for Animal Production 90 0.32 $16.11 $33,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 300 0.03 $20.36 $42,340
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing 540 0.22 $18.78 $39,070
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 110 0.07 $18.72 $38,930
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 240 0.01 $18.30 $38,050
Local Government (OES Designation) (8) (8) $18.09 $37,630


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 3,060 2.05 7.81 $17.73 $36,890
California 2,490 0.17 0.64 $20.26 $42,140
Illinois 2,400 0.42 1.60 $18.33 $38,130
Texas 2,210 0.20 0.77 $17.05 $35,470
Minnesota 2,180 0.81 3.08 $18.15 $37,740




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 930 2.21 8.40 $18.59 $38,670
Iowa 3,060 2.05 7.81 $17.73 $36,890
Nebraska 1,830 1.98 7.52 $17.00 $35,370
South Dakota 680 1.69 6.43 $16.85 $35,040
Idaho 610 0.99 3.78 $17.95 $37,340




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 50 0.08 0.32 $23.42 $48,710
New Hampshire 60 0.10 0.38 $21.83 $45,400
Montana 430 0.98 3.74 $20.69 $43,040
California 2,490 0.17 0.64 $20.26 $42,140
Wyoming 100 0.36 1.36 $19.68 $40,940





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 510 0.29 1.09 $19.24 $40,010
St. Louis, MO-IL 340 0.26 1.01 $17.51 $36,430
Fresno, CA 290 0.89 3.40 $19.00 $39,530
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 240 0.72 2.73 $19.15 $39,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 230 0.11 0.42 $18.79 $39,090
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 230 0.51 1.93 $18.20 $37,850
Lancaster, PA 220 1.00 3.82 $17.55 $36,500
Champaign-Urbana, IL 220 2.27 8.64 $17.40 $36,190
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 200 0.18 0.69 $15.59 $32,420
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.05 0.20 $23.73 $49,360




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)
Yakima, WA 200 2.44 9.27 $18.94 $39,400
Champaign-Urbana, IL 220 2.27 8.64 $17.40 $36,190
Ames, IA 90 2.20 8.38 $17.64 $36,690
Bismarck, ND 130 1.86 7.06 $19.69 $40,960
Jonesboro, AR 90 1.81 6.89 $17.72 $36,850
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 70 1.77 6.74 $18.01 $37,460
Dubuque, IA 100 1.72 6.54 $17.11 $35,580
Grand Forks, ND-MN 80 1.67 6.37 $20.40 $42,440
Owensboro, KY 80 1.66 6.32 $15.67 $32,590
St. Joseph, MO-KS 80 1.60 6.08 $18.34 $38,140




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 0.15 $26.20 $54,500
Honolulu, HI 40 0.08 0.31 $24.35 $50,640
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.05 0.20 $23.73 $49,360
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 60 0.11 0.41 $23.30 $48,470
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 180 0.21 0.80 $23.19 $48,240
Jacksonville, FL (8) (8) (8) $22.79 $47,400
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 0.21 $22.75 $47,330
Yuba City, CA 50 1.44 5.47 $21.78 $45,290
La Crosse, WI-MN 40 0.50 1.88 $21.54 $44,800
Tuscaloosa, AL 70 0.82 3.11 $21.48 $44,680

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 2.37 9.02 $16.95 $35,260
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 720 4.89 18.59 $17.70 $36,810
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 670 5.54 21.07 $18.11 $37,680
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 670 6.38 24.27 $16.28 $33,870
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 670 2.59 9.87 $14.30 $29,750

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 670 6.38 24.27 $16.28 $33,870
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 480 6.07 23.09 $16.18 $33,660
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 290 6.03 22.95 $18.16 $37,780
East Central North Dakota 230 5.68 21.63 $17.14 $35,640
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 670 5.54 21.07 $18.11 $37,680

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)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 1.80 $22.44 $46,680
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 2.34 $21.83 $45,410
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.34 1.30 $21.32 $44,350
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 120 1.61 6.14 $20.34 $42,300
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.08 $41,780


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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