Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
15,420 3.4 % $17.21 $35,810 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.22 $12.72 $16.35 $20.93 $26.02
Annual Wage (2) $21,270 $26,460 $34,010 $43,520 $54,120


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 13,290 9.46 $17.29 $35,970
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,350 1.82 $16.20 $33,690
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 110 0.34 $21.02 $43,720
Automobile Dealers 90 0.01 $17.36 $36,100
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 60 0.01 $17.28 $35,940

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 13,290 9.46 $17.29 $35,970
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,350 1.82 $16.20 $33,690
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 110 0.34 $21.02 $43,720
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 60 0.01 $17.28 $35,940
Automobile Dealers 90 0.01 $17.36 $36,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $24.58 $51,120
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 110 0.34 $21.02 $43,720
Automobile Dealers 90 0.01 $17.36 $36,100
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 13,290 9.46 $17.29 $35,970
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 60 0.01 $17.28 $35,940


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 1,340 0.09 0.77 $20.60 $42,850
Florida 1,190 0.15 1.36 $15.45 $32,140
Texas 1,020 0.09 0.79 $18.88 $39,270
Pennsylvania 900 0.16 1.40 $16.08 $33,450
New York 740 0.08 0.74 $17.81 $37,030




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)
Idaho 220 0.35 3.05 $18.08 $37,600
Wyoming 90 0.33 2.89 $19.23 $40,010
New Hampshire 200 0.32 2.81 $17.96 $37,360
Montana 120 0.27 2.38 $15.53 $32,310
South Dakota 90 0.23 2.00 $13.89 $28,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $23.62 $49,140
Nevada 90 0.08 0.70 $23.38 $48,630
Alaska 40 0.13 1.14 $21.42 $44,560
California 1,340 0.09 0.77 $20.60 $42,850
Maryland 160 0.06 0.55 $20.31 $42,250





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 280 0.07 0.61 $22.25 $46,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 0.63 $17.55 $36,510
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 210 0.18 1.59 $17.26 $35,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 180 0.07 0.65 $20.56 $42,770
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 170 0.15 1.29 $15.84 $32,940
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 170 0.17 1.46 $19.93 $41,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 170 0.09 0.80 $17.45 $36,290
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 150 0.18 1.56 $19.39 $40,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 0.53 $20.48 $42,600
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 0.23 $21.57 $44,860




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)
Glens Falls, NY 40 0.83 7.24 $17.11 $35,590
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 30 0.59 5.17 $18.85 $39,210
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 110 0.57 4.96 $16.60 $34,520
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 80 0.49 4.33 $15.01 $31,220
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 70 0.47 4.10 $15.88 $33,040
Tyler, TX 40 0.46 4.04 $17.44 $36,280
Medford, OR 40 0.46 4.05 $17.13 $35,630
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 110 0.43 3.75 $16.71 $34,760
Midland, TX 40 0.42 3.64 (8) (8)
Fort Smith, AR-OK 40 0.35 3.08 $13.62 $28,330




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)
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 110 0.08 0.72 $25.21 $52,440
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.46 $23.23 $48,310
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 50 0.34 2.98 $23.22 $48,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 130 0.11 0.95 $22.82 $47,470
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 40 0.21 1.87 $22.26 $46,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.07 0.61 $22.25 $46,270
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 70 0.08 0.73 $22.07 $45,910
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 40 0.05 0.41 $22.01 $45,790
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 0.23 $21.57 $44,860
Boise City-Nampa, ID 90 0.34 2.96 $21.55 $44,820

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 5.75 $17.24 $35,870
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.43 3.78 $15.44 $32,110
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.32 2.77 (8) (8)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.47 4.09 $13.96 $29,040
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 3.96 $13.51 $28,110

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 5.75 $17.24 $35,870
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 4.54 $13.98 $29,070
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.47 4.09 $13.96 $29,040
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 3.96 $13.51 $28,110
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 100 0.43 3.78 $15.44 $32,110

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)
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 3.56 $17.73 $36,870
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.67 $36,750
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.79 $17.44 $36,280
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.66 5.75 $17.24 $35,870
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.83 $35,000


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.

(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