Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.


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)
230,030 1.1 % $20.99 $43,660 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.89 $16.18 $20.35 $25.45 $30.41
Annual Wage (2) $26,820 $33,660 $42,320 $52,930 $63,250


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)
General Freight Trucking 32,020 3.48 $19.20 $39,940
Local Government (OES Designation) 21,160 0.39 $24.35 $50,640
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 18,950 5.99 $21.06 $43,810
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 18,320 2.22 $19.36 $40,260
Specialized Freight Trucking 13,740 3.31 $18.50 $38,480

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Urban Transit Systems 2,640 6.29 $22.80 $47,430
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 18,950 5.99 $21.06 $43,810
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 9,670 5.65 $20.95 $43,580
Interurban and Rural Bus Transportation 940 5.16 $21.78 $45,310
Charter Bus Industry 1,300 4.28 $19.63 $40,830

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 60 0.14 $38.10 $79,250
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 (7) $33.08 $68,800
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 5,030 1.05 $28.72 $59,740
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 1,880 0.47 $28.58 $59,450
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 $28.52 $59,310


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)
Texas 21,180 2.00 1.13 $19.45 $40,460
California 18,620 1.30 0.74 $23.90 $49,710
New York 11,300 1.32 0.75 $24.24 $50,430
Ohio 10,090 2.00 1.13 $20.56 $42,750
Pennsylvania 10,080 1.80 1.02 $20.11 $41,830




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)
Wyoming 1,540 5.54 3.14 $26.31 $54,710
North Dakota 1,890 4.69 2.66 $21.10 $43,900
Arkansas 3,400 2.94 1.67 $16.75 $34,830
Maine 1,650 2.84 1.61 $18.94 $39,390
Indiana 7,720 2.75 1.55 $19.63 $40,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 730 1.24 0.70 $28.09 $58,420
Alaska 840 2.65 1.50 $26.88 $55,910
Wyoming 1,540 5.54 3.14 $26.31 $54,710
Nevada 1,290 1.14 0.65 $25.65 $53,360
Connecticut 1,920 1.19 0.67 $25.23 $52,490





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,920 1.15 0.65 $27.64 $57,500
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,550 2.10 1.19 $19.96 $41,520
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,270 1.45 0.82 $24.12 $50,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,900 1.26 0.72 $25.54 $53,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,620 1.73 0.98 $20.34 $42,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,580 1.58 0.90 $21.86 $45,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,250 1.86 1.05 $22.24 $46,250
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,100 2.67 1.51 $21.41 $44,540
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 3,080 2.50 1.42 $21.57 $44,860
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,860 1.65 0.94 $20.85 $43,360