2012-Diesel & Heavy Equipment-Program Trends

2012-Diesel & Heavy Equipment-Program Trends








Western Technical College

400 Seventh Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
608.785.9200

Diesel & Heavy Equipment
Occupation Report
April 26, 2012
Western Technical College District

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Region Info
Name: Western Technical College District
Description: Western district counties
County Areas: Buffalo, Wisconsin (55011), Crawford, Wisconsin (55023), Jackson, Wisconsin (55053), Juneau,
Wisconsin (55057), La Crosse, Wisconsin (55063), Monroe, Wisconsin (55081), Trempealeau, Wisconsin
(55121), Vernon, Wisconsin (55123)

Selected Occupations

Occupation
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists
(SOC 49-3031)
Farm equipment mechanics (SOC 49-3041)
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines (SOC
49-3042)

Education Level
Postsecondary vocational award
Long-term on-the-job training
Long-term on-the-job training

Executive Summary

Basic Information
2013 Occupational Jobs
2017 Occupational Jobs
Total Change
Total % Change
Openings
2011 Median Hourly Earnings

863
884
21
2.43%
102
$17.08

Occupational Change Summary

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2013
Jobs

Region
Regional Total
State Total
National Total

863
11,055
438,384

2017
Change
Jobs
884
11,200
450,834

21
145
12,450

%
Change
2%
1%
3%

2011
Median
Hourly
Earnings
$17.08
$18.97
$19.59

Openin
gs
102
1,206
52,591

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Top Industries for Selected Occupations

NAICS
Code
423820
484121
930000
811111
911000
811310
484122

2013
Jobs

Name
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment
Merchant Wholesalers
General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload
Local government
General Automotive Repair
Federal government, civilian, except postal service
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and
Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic)
Repair and Maintenance
General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less Than
Truckload

2017
Jobs

Change

%
Change

154

152

-2

-1%

125
73
47
40

130
72
53
40

5
-1
6
0

4%
-1%
13%
0%

34

34

0

0%

26

31

5

19%

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Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Occupational Breakdown

SOC
Code

2013
Jobs

Description

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel
engine specialists
49-3041 Farm equipment mechanics
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics,
49-3042
except engines
49-3031

2017 Opening
Jobs
s

2011 Median Hourly
Earnings

492

65

$16.94

162

160

15

$14.73

209
Total

512

212

23

$19.28

863

884

102

$17.08

Source: EMSI Complete Employment - 2011.4

Data Sources and Calculations

Industry Data
In order to capture a complete picture of industry employment, EMSI basically combines covered employment
data from Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) produced by the Department of Labor with total
employment data in Regional Economic Information System (REIS) published by the Bureau of Economic
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Analysis (BEA), augmented with County Business Patterns (CBP) and Nonemployer Statistics (NES) published
by the U.S. Census Bureau. Projections are based on the latest available EMSI industry data, 15-year past local
trends in each industry, growth rates in statewide and (where available) sub-state area industry projections
published by individual state agencies, and (in part) growth rates in national projections from the Bureau of Labor
Statistics.

Occupation Data
Organizing regional employment information by occupation provides a workforce-oriented view of the regional
economy. EMSI's occupation data are based on EMSI's industry data and regional staffing patterns taken from
the Occupational Employment Statistics program (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Wage information is partially
derived from the American Community Survey. The occupation-to-program (SOC-to-CIP) crosswalk is based on
one from the U.S. Department of Education, with customizations by EMSI.

State Data Sources
This report uses state data from the following agencies: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development,
Bureau of Workforce Information.

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