Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics

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Total Workforce

278k

Average Age

41.6

Average Salary

$52,419

Average Male Salary

$52,715

Average Female Salary

$36,680

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 $52,419 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics by wage are Tax preparers, Metal furnace operators, tenders, pourers, & casters, and Production, planning, & expediting clerks.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are Rural Nevada PUMA, NV, Natrona, Carbon & Converse Counties PUMA, WY, and Midland CountyMidland City PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are Natrona, Carbon & Converse Counties PUMA, WY, Rio Grande COG & Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission (West) PUMA, TX, 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 Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing. 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 Natrona, Carbon & Converse Counties PUMA, WY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$52,419

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,525

In 2018, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics earned an average of $52,419, $1,469 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Production, planning, & expediting clerks make somewhat more than Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics while Tax preparers 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

0.285

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.285, 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 Automotive repair & maintenance.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, by average wage, are Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing, Coal mining, Oil & gas extraction, Metal ore mining, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Coal mining.

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Industries by Share

278k

2018 Workforce

± 12,921

40.8%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.13%

The number of people employed as Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics has been growing at a rate of 40.8%, from 197,073 people in 2017 to 277,504 people in 2018.

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  24.5%, followed by Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers  with 8.24% and Automotive repair & maintenance with 6.63%.

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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 41.6 and of female Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics is 44.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics is White.

Gender Composition

272k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 12,802

5.12k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,756

98.2% 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

85.6% of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 5.07% 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

41.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.659

44.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.29

The median age of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics is 41.6, and Male employees are generally 2.61 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 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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