Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics

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Total Workforce

197k

Average Age

42.1

Estimated Job Growth

7.76%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$55,677

Average Male Salary

$55,783

Average Female Salary

$44,929

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 $55,677 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics by wage are Designers, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, and Structural iron & steel workers.

Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are part of the Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, Avionics technicians, Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers, Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles, Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers, Security & fire alarm systems installers, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, Automotive body & related repairers, Automotive glass installers & repairers, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, Small engine mechanics, Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers, Control & valve installers & repairers, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, Home appliance repairers, Maintenance workers, machinery, Millwrights, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Precision instrument & equipment repairers, Maintenance & repair workers, general, Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers, Locksmiths & safe repairers, Riggers, Helpersinstallation, maintenance, & repair workers , and Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians

The top 3 locations that employ the most Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are Rural Nevada PUMA, NV, Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono & Tuolumne Counties PUMA, CA, and Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission (North) & Wilson & Karnes Counties PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are Rural Nevada PUMA, NV, Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono & Tuolumne Counties PUMA, CA, and Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission (North) & Wilson & Karnes Counties PUMA, TX.

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 Oil & gas extraction. Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are paid most in Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono & Tuolumne Counties PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Rural Nevada PUMA, NV.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$55,677

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,761

In 2017, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics earned an average of $55,677, $3,612 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Designers make somewhat more than Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics while Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility 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

0.274

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.274, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, by average wage, are Oil & gas extraction, Metal ore mining, and Coal mining.

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Industries by Share

197k

2017 Workforce

± 10,892

-4.18%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.07%

The number of people employed as Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics has been declining at a rate of -4.18%, from 205,663 people in 2016 to 197,073 people in 2017.

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  31.7%, followed by Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers  with 10.5% and Commercial & industrial machinery & equipment repair & maintenance with 7.84%.

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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 42.1 and of female Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics is 42.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics is White.

Gender Composition

195k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 10,838

1.93k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,077

99% 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

  2. Black

  3. Other

88.8% of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 3.85% of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, Black 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

42.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.743

42.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 7.4

The median age of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics is 42.1, and Male employees are generally 0.166 years younger 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 Engineering but a relatively high number of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics hold a major in Agriculture.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are expected to see a growth of 7.76% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

7.76%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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