Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
229k
Average Age
41.9
Average Salary
$56,985
Average Male Salary
$57,167
Average Female Salary
$44,808

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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 $56,985 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics by wage are Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders, Architectural and civil drafters, and Paramedics.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are Rural Nevada PUMA, NV, Ector CountyOdessa City PUMA, TX, and Panhandle Regional Planning Commission (Outside Potter & Randall Counties) PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are Campbell, Goshen, Platte, Johnson, Washakie, Weston, Crook & Niobrara Counties PUMA, WY, Rural Nevada PUMA, NV, and Ector CountyOdessa City PUMA, TX.

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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 Colusa, Glenn, Tehama & Trinity Counties PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Campbell, Goshen, Platte, Johnson, Washakie, Weston, Crook & Niobrara Counties PUMA, WY.

Yearly Wage

$56,985
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,807

In 2020, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics earned an average of $56,985, $1,031 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders make somewhat more than Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics while Architectural and civil drafters 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

0.29
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.29, 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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, by average wage, are Iron & steel mills & steel product manufacturing, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Employment services.

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Industries by Share

229k
2020 Workforce
± 11,737
3.22%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.08%

The number of people employed as Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics has been growing at a rate of 3.22%, from 221,752 people in 2019 to 228,888 people in 2020.

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  29.2%, followed by Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers  with 10.3% and Rail transportation with 6.08%.

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geosearchDiversity

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 41.9 and of female Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics is 43, and the most common race/ethnicity for Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

226k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 11,650
3.37k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,425

98.5% of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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)

74.9% of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.67% 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 Sex

41.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.694
43
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.59

The median age of Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics is 41.9, and Male employees are generally 1.05 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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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.

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predictive-analysisSkills

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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