Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
15,850 3.3 % $17.42 $36,240 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.47 $12.95 $16.45 $21.12 $26.31
Annual Wage (2) $21,770 $26,940 $34,220 $43,930 $54,730


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 13,530 9.34 $17.52 $36,440
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,440 1.94 $16.25 $33,790
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 160 0.49 $19.12 $39,770
Automobile Dealers 100 0.01 $17.63 $36,670
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 40 0.00 $16.72 $34,770

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 13,530 9.34 $17.52 $36,440
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,440 1.94 $16.25 $33,790
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 160 0.49 $19.12 $39,770
Automobile Dealers 100 0.01 $17.63 $36,670
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 40 0.00 $16.72 $34,770

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) $22.64 $47,090
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 160 0.49 $19.12 $39,770
Automobile Dealers 100 0.01 $17.63 $36,670
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 13,530 9.34 $17.52 $36,440
Automotive Repair and Maintenance 40 (7) $16.72 $34,770


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 1,270 0.08 0.71 $21.43 $44,570
Florida 1,220 0.15 1.34 $15.64 $32,530
Texas 1,160 0.10 0.88 $17.60 $36,610
Pennsylvania 860 0.15 1.31 $16.27 $33,850
Ohio 750 0.14 1.24 $16.04 $33,370



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)
Montana 160 0.35 3.07 $16.27 $33,850
Wyoming 90 0.33 2.88 $19.54 $40,640
New Hampshire 210 0.33 2.87 $20.29 $42,200
Iowa 440 0.29 2.53 $15.85 $32,970
South Dakota 110 0.27 2.35 $15.57 $32,380



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 40 0.06 0.52 $25.27 $52,560
Alaska 60 0.20 1.72 $22.96 $47,750
California 1,270 0.08 0.71 $21.43 $44,570
Nevada 110 0.09 0.78 $20.89 $43,440
Colorado 360 0.15 1.28 $20.77 $43,190




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)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 300 0.25 2.14 $15.80 $32,870
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.04 0.39 $20.14 $41,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 250 0.06 0.53 $19.88 $41,340
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 200 0.11 0.92 $17.37 $36,130
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 190 0.07 0.57 $16.13 $33,540
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.46 $18.77 $39,050
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 190 0.16 1.40 $19.33 $40,210
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.16 1.35 $15.48 $32,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 0.61 $19.70 $40,970
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 170 0.13 1.12 $23.68 $49,250



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 70 1.36 11.79 $18.29 $38,050
Bay City, MI 40 1.13 9.81 $13.56 $28,200
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 50 1.00 8.71 $16.90 $35,140
Punta Gorda, FL 40 0.85 7.37 $14.69 $30,560
Missoula, MT 50 0.81 7.08 $16.74 $34,830
Decatur, IL 40 0.74 6.45 $16.35 $34,020
Rapid City, SD 40 0.60 5.21 $16.70 $34,740
Grand Junction, CO 30 0.52 4.49 $20.11 $41,820
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 80 0.44 3.83 $17.97 $37,370
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 90 0.41 3.60 $16.61 $34,540



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)
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 40 0.06 0.55 $27.46 $57,120
Urban Honolulu, HI 30 0.07 0.62 $26.75 $55,650
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 70 0.23 2.03 $26.33 $54,770
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $24.10 $50,130
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 70 0.05 0.45 $24.08 $50,090
Anchorage, AK 50 0.28 2.45 $23.86 $49,630
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 170 0.13 1.12 $23.68 $49,250
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $23.19 $48,240
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 0.51 $22.49 $46,780
Columbia, SC 50 0.12 1.09 $22.45 $46,700

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)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.29 2.48 $15.87 $33,020
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 70 0.46 3.98 $14.34 $29,820
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 70 0.32 2.78 $16.40 $34,100
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 4.04 $19.49 $40,540
Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 2.65 $13.56 $28,200

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)
Northwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 6.42 $16.03 $33,330
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 70 0.46 3.98 $14.34 $29,820
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 4.04 $19.49 $40,540
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 3.44 $13.09 $27,230
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 3.13 $13.41 $27,890

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 4.04 $19.49 $40,540
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 2.42 $17.47 $36,330
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.04 $35,440
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.15 1.29 $16.72 $34,780
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.46 $34,240


About May 2015 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016