Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Code: 49-3042.00

Also known as: Construction Equipment Mechanic, Equipment Mechanic, Equipment Technician, Field Mechanic, Field Service Technician, Field Technician, Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Heavy Equipment Technician, Mechanic, Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Description: From semi-tractors and bulldozers to man lifts and farming equipment, Heavy Equipment Mechanics work keep large machines and engines running in optimal condition. Employers generally require these Mechanics to possess a minimum of a high school degree. In order to stay competitive, Mechanics are encouraged to obtain some postsecondary education in small engine repair, engineering, diesel technology, computer electronic controls or other related fields. Many programs take between one to two years to complete and offer certifications upon completion.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Typical wages

10% $36,250
25% $44,610
Median $55,350
75% $66,290
90% $81,000
10% $17.43
25% $21.45
Median $26.61
75% $31.87
90% $38.94

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 13,700