Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
34,150 2.1 % $17.16 $35,680 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.84 $13.45 $16.71 $20.46 $24.09
Annual Wage (2) $22,560 $27,970 $34,760 $42,560 $50,100


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 24,720 3.90 $17.30 $35,980
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 2,100 1.44 $16.82 $34,990
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,950 1.02 $16.72 $34,780
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,670 0.53 $16.47 $34,260
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 750 0.23 $17.36 $36,120

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 24,720 3.90 $17.30 $35,980
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 2,100 1.44 $16.82 $34,990
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 1,950 1.02 $16.72 $34,780
Support Activities for Crop Production 1,670 0.53 $16.47 $34,260
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 750 0.23 $17.36 $36,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $20.35 $42,320
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 60 0.04 $19.23 $40,000
Support Activities for Animal Production 60 0.23 $17.58 $36,560
Local Government (OES Designation) (8) (8) $17.56 $36,520
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 750 0.23 $17.36 $36,120


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 2,900 1.97 7.53 $17.08 $35,520
California 2,620 0.18 0.70 $19.44 $40,440
Illinois 2,230 0.39 1.51 $17.80 $37,010
Texas 2,210 0.21 0.80 $16.88 $35,100
Minnesota 2,120 0.80 3.06 $17.65 $36,720




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 1,960 2.14 8.16 $16.81 $34,970
Iowa 2,900 1.97 7.53 $17.08 $35,520
North Dakota 780 1.95 7.43 $17.65 $36,700
South Dakota 570 1.42 5.41 $17.31 $36,000
Idaho 610 1.02 3.88 $17.40 $36,180




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) $23.60 $49,090
Hawaii 60 0.10 0.37 $22.79 $47,410
Wyoming 60 0.22 0.84 $19.67 $40,920
New Hampshire 60 0.10 0.38 $19.62 $40,820
California 2,620 0.18 0.70 $19.44 $40,440





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)
St. Louis, MO-IL 360 0.28 1.07 $18.14 $37,730
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 290 0.17 0.63 $18.73 $38,960
Lancaster, PA 260 1.20 4.57 $17.32 $36,010
Fresno, CA 260 0.84 3.19 $17.53 $36,460
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 260 0.58 2.21 $18.23 $37,910
Visalia-Porterville, CA 260 1.97 7.51 $16.97 $35,300
Salinas, CA 250 1.60 6.09 $22.37 $46,530
Champaign-Urbana, IL 240 2.49 9.49 $16.90 $35,160
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 230 0.38 1.44 $14.48 $30,120
Kansas City, MO-KS 220 0.23 0.86 $16.72 $34,770




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 180 3.06 11.69 $21.24 $44,190
Yakima, WA 200 2.49 9.51 $18.35 $38,170
Champaign-Urbana, IL 240 2.49 9.49 $16.90 $35,160
Visalia-Porterville, CA 260 1.97 7.51 $16.97 $35,300
Ames, IA 70 1.85 7.04 $18.76 $39,030
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 70 1.78 6.78 $16.51 $34,340
St. Joseph, MO-KS 90 1.77 6.74 $17.54 $36,490
Yuma, AZ 100 1.75 6.68 $14.67 $30,520
Appleton, WI 190 1.67 6.38 $19.77 $41,120
Salinas, CA 250 1.60 6.09 $22.37 $46,530




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)
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 40 0.22 0.82 $26.23 $54,550
Jacksonville, FL (8) (8) (8) $24.77 $51,510
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.14 $24.28 $50,500
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 120 0.15 0.55 $24.17 $50,280
Honolulu, HI 40 0.09 0.35 $23.66 $49,200
Fort Wayne, IN (8) (8) (8) $23.03 $47,900
Salinas, CA 250 1.60 6.09 $22.37 $46,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.13 $22.16 $46,080
Napa, CA 40 0.63 2.41 $21.97 $45,700
Stockton, CA 140 0.73 2.80 $21.78 $45,300

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 880 2.29 8.73 $17.65 $36,720
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 770 6.37 24.32 $17.50 $36,400
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 710 6.86 26.19 $16.99 $35,330
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 710 3.89 14.84 $18.07 $37,590
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 700 4.80 18.30 $17.71 $36,850

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 710 6.86 26.19 $16.99 $35,330
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 770 6.37 24.32 $17.50 $36,400
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 470 6.01 22.93 $15.60 $32,460
Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 280 5.95 22.70 $17.23 $35,840
East Central North Dakota 220 5.33 20.35 $16.41 $34,130

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.38 1.43 $20.74 $43,130
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.09 $41,780
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.55 2.11 $20.01 $41,620
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 110 1.81 6.92 $19.62 $40,800
North Idaho nonmetropolitan area 50 1.18 4.50 $19.45 $40,450


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013