Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
14,960 3.6 % $17.02 $35,400 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.06 $12.56 $16.15 $20.49 $25.64
Annual Wage (2) $20,930 $26,120 $33,590 $42,620 $53,330


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 13,090 9.69 $17.10 $35,580
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,250 1.75 $15.82 $32,910
Automobile Dealers 90 0.01 $19.99 $41,570
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 90 0.06 $15.83 $32,940
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 80 0.26 $21.18 $44,050

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 13,090 9.69 $17.10 $35,580
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,250 1.75 $15.82 $32,910
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 80 0.26 $21.18 $44,050
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 90 0.06 $15.83 $32,940
Automobile Dealers 90 0.01 $19.99 $41,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 80 0.26 $21.18 $44,050
Automobile Dealers 90 0.01 $19.99 $41,570
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $18.13 $37,710
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 13,090 9.69 $17.10 $35,580
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 90 0.06 $15.83 $32,940


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 1,360 0.09 0.82 $19.08 $39,690
Florida 1,030 0.14 1.23 $15.76 $32,780
Texas 890 0.08 0.73 $21.21 $44,110
Pennsylvania 830 0.15 1.30 $15.78 $32,820
New York 690 0.08 0.71 $17.85 $37,130




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 280 0.46 4.08 $17.85 $37,130
Wyoming 120 0.42 3.76 $16.40 $34,110
New Hampshire 170 0.27 2.43 $17.66 $36,730
Montana 110 0.26 2.31 $15.88 $33,030
South Dakota 90 0.23 2.02 $15.29 $31,800




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $21.22 $44,140
Texas 890 0.08 0.73 $21.21 $44,110
Maryland 200 0.08 0.70 $20.48 $42,610
California 1,360 0.09 0.82 $19.08 $39,690
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $18.97 $39,470





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 340 0.09 0.76 $18.38 $38,220
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 0.76 $18.08 $37,600
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 290 0.26 2.28 $15.53 $32,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 220 0.12 1.10 $15.44 $32,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 190 0.08 0.73 $19.35 $40,250
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 190 0.14 1.28 $15.95 $33,170
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 180 0.17 1.52 $16.07 $33,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 180 0.08 0.68 $20.60 $42,850
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 140 0.12 1.11 $15.92 $33,110
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.15 1.30 $18.84 $39,180




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 80 1.56 13.82 $15.81 $32,890
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 70 0.63 5.58 $15.15 $31,510
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 130 0.51 4.50 $15.88 $33,030
Joplin, MO 30 0.43 3.82 $16.82 $34,990
Tyler, TX 40 0.41 3.62 $16.37 $34,040
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 60 0.41 3.65 $15.81 $32,890
York-Hanover, PA 70 0.40 3.57 $17.41 $36,220
Boulder, CO 60 0.34 2.99 $14.69 $30,560
Springfield, MO 60 0.32 2.84 $17.78 $36,980
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 90 0.29 2.57 $18.62 $38,740




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)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 40 0.25 2.20 $24.84 $51,680
Ogden-Clearfield, UT (8) (8) (8) $24.76 $51,510
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 0.53 $24.57 $51,110
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.84 $49,590
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 40 0.16 1.39 $22.99 $47,820
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 1.20 $22.85 $47,520
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.22 $22.67 $47,160
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $22.29 $46,360
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 80 0.09 0.80 $21.89 $45,520
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 110 0.12 1.08 $21.13 $43,940

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 90 0.58 5.16 $16.27 $33,830
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 2.48 $12.79 $26,610
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 2.35 $15.80 $32,860
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 2.74 $12.82 $26,680
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.84 $11.41 $23,740

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)
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 5.50 $17.36 $36,110
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.60 5.34 $16.31 $33,920
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.58 5.16 $16.27 $33,830
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.56 4.93 $11.92 $24,790
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 3.71 $16.42 $34,160

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)
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.31 $42,240
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 5.50 $17.36 $36,110
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.34 $36,060
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.85 $35,040
Western Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 3.71 $16.42 $34,160


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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