Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics

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2019 Workforce
223k
Average Age
42
Average Salary
$57,858
Average Male Salary
$58,056
Average Female Salary
$45,716

About

Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are most often employed by the Construction industry. The average yearly wage for Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics was $57,858 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics by wage are Other drafters, Electricians, and Solar photovoltaic installers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are Rural Nevada PUMA, NV, Wind River Reservation PUMA, WY, and Tuscarawas & Harrison Counties PUMA, OH. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are Tuscarawas & Harrison Counties PUMA, OH, Wind River Reservation PUMA, WY, and Rural Nevada PUMA, NV.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, by average wage, is Electric power generation, transmission & distribution. Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are paid most in St. Lawrence County PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Tuscarawas & Harrison Counties PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$57,858
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,715

In 2019, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics earned an average of $57,858, $2,334 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Other drafters make somewhat more than Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics while Solar photovoltaic installers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.301
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.301, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, by number of employees, are Construction, Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers , and Rail transportation.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, by average wage, are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, Oil & gas extraction, and Petroleum refining.

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Industries by Share

223k
2019 Workforce
± 11,597
−19.5%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 8.66%

The number of people employed as Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics has been declining at a rate of −19.5%, from 277,504 people in 2018 to 223,449 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics employed by various industries. Construction employs the largest share of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics at  30.3%, followed by Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers  with 9.93% and Rail transportation with 7.38%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics in the US. The average age of male Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics in the workforce is 42 and of female Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics is 39.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

220k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 11,504
3.57k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,468

98.4% of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

75.2% of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.1% of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics.

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Age by Gender

42
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.704
39.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.36

The median age of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics is 42, and Male employees are generally 2.85 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics is Business but a relatively high number of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics need many skills, but most especially Troubleshooting and Repairing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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