Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
30,300 2.3 % $16.67 $34,680 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.61 $13.09 $16.17 $19.59 $23.66
Annual Wage (2) $22,070 $27,220 $33,640 $40,740 $49,210


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 22,080 3.65 $16.91 $35,170
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,790 1.04 $15.89 $33,050
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,570 1.14 $15.73 $32,720
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,440 0.49 $15.07 $31,340
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 770 0.10 $17.62 $36,640

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 22,080 3.65 $16.91 $35,170
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 1,570 1.14 $15.73 $32,720
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,790 1.04 $15.89 $33,050
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,440 0.49 $15.07 $31,340
Support Activities for Animal Production 70 0.27 $17.22 $35,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries (8) (8) $20.59 $42,820
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 60 0.04 $19.83 $41,250
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 40 0.07 $19.33 $40,200
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 770 0.10 $17.62 $36,640
Support Activities for Animal Production 70 0.27 $17.22 $35,810


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 2,620 1.82 7.63 $16.70 $34,740
California 2,350 0.17 0.71 $17.84 $37,110
Texas 1,870 0.19 0.78 $15.75 $32,760
Nebraska 1,770 1.96 8.23 $15.89 $33,040
Illinois 1,450 0.26 1.10 $17.19 $35,750




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)
Nebraska 1,770 1.96 8.23 $15.89 $33,040
Iowa 2,620 1.82 7.63 $16.70 $34,740
North Dakota 610 1.72 7.21 $16.60 $34,530
South Dakota 570 1.47 6.18 $16.36 $34,020
Kansas 1,410 1.08 4.53 $16.43 $34,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 110 0.03 0.12 $20.21 $42,040
Maryland 250 0.10 0.43 $20.04 $41,690
Nevada 50 0.05 0.21 $19.91 $41,410
Colorado 320 0.15 0.63 $19.02 $39,570
Minnesota 1,410 0.55 2.30 $18.61 $38,710

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)
Lancaster, PA 320 1.43 5.98 $19.53 $40,620
Bakersfield, CA 280 1.13 4.75 $14.38 $29,900
Salinas, CA 280 1.80 7.55 $20.47 $42,580
St. Louis, MO-IL 260 0.21 0.86 $18.45 $38,370
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 240 0.15 0.61 $18.45 $38,380
Appleton, WI 220 1.94 8.13 $17.41 $36,220
Visalia-Porterville, CA 220 1.66 6.96 $16.63 $34,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 210 0.12 0.52 $18.96 $39,440
Fresno, CA 200 0.64 2.69 $14.87 $30,930
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 200 0.45 1.88 $17.13 $35,630




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)
Merced, CA 140 2.49 10.43 $19.98 $41,550
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 90 2.37 9.93 $13.02 $27,090
Appleton, WI 220 1.94 8.13 $17.41 $36,220
Salinas, CA 280 1.80 7.55 $20.47 $42,580
Wenatchee, WA 70 1.73 7.25 $15.66 $32,580
Lebanon, PA 80 1.73 7.24 $18.57 $38,620
Visalia-Porterville, CA 220 1.66 6.96 $16.63 $34,590
Yuma, AZ 90 1.63 6.82 $13.75 $28,590
Ames, IA 60 1.62 6.80 $20.38 $42,390
Fond du Lac, WI 60 1.54 6.45 $16.72 $34,780




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)
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 170 0.55 2.30 $22.78 $47,370
Napa, CA 30 0.56 2.33 $22.76 $47,340
Jacksonville, FL 40 0.07 0.29 $21.38 $44,480
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $21.22 $44,130
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL (8) (8) (8) $20.89 $43,460
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 130 0.15 0.64 $20.88 $43,440
Harrisonburg, VA 70 1.25 5.23 $20.62 $42,880
Salinas, CA 280 1.80 7.55 $20.47 $42,580
Ames, IA 60 1.62 6.80 $20.38 $42,390
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN (8) (8) (8) $20.24 $42,110

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 1,130 2.99 12.54 $16.22 $33,740
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 650 4.60 19.30 $17.74 $36,910
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 580 2.64 11.09 $15.73 $32,720
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 480 4.75 19.94 $16.42 $34,160
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 450 5.06 21.23 $15.44 $32,120

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)
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 290 6.03 25.28 $15.28 $31,780
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 190 5.10 21.40 $12.54 $26,080
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 450 5.06 21.23 $15.44 $32,120
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 480 4.75 19.94 $16.42 $34,160
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 150 4.65 19.51 $16.98 $35,310

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)
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.56 $48,990
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.17 $23.41 $48,690
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.43 1.81 $20.77 $43,200
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 440 3.59 15.07 $19.21 $39,950
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area 230 3.23 13.55 $18.95 $39,430


About May 2010 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011