Harley Davidson is an iconic motorcycle manufacturer that specializes in large bikes, which are ideal for long trips on the highway. Like any vehicle, motorcycles require periodic maintenance to keep the engine, wheels and other parts in good working condition. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides income data on all motorcycle mechanics, which includes mechanics that repair Harley Davidson bikes.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the average annual income of motorcycle mechanics was $33,950 in May 2010 based on an average hourly wage of $16.32 and 2,080 hours of annual work. The median income in the occupation was $31,980 and the median hourly wage was $15.37. This means that half of workers earned more than $15.37 an hour while half earned less.
Income can vary greatly from one worker to the next within a certain profession based on experience. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the top 10 percent of motorcycle mechanics earned $50,420 or more in May 2010, while the bottom 10 percent earned $20,950 or less. The middle 50 percent of income earners in the occupation made between $25,920 and $39,950.
Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that the majority of motorcycle mechanics were employed by “other vehicle dealers” (motorcycle dealers) in May 2010 and that workers employed by other dealers earned $34,050 on average. Workers employed by automobile dealers earned $36,150 on average, those employed in the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies wholesalers earned $49,160.
Income potential in an occupation can vary from one state or region to another based on factors like the presence of top employers and costs of living in the area. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the top paying state for motorcycle mechanics was California and that workers in the state earned $41,290 on average. Other high paying state for the occupation included Hawaii, where workers earned $39,390 on average, Connecticut, where workers earned $39,380 on average and Massachusetts, where workers earned $38,880 on average.