Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, dirt bikes, or similar motorized vehicles.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Mount, balance, change, or check condition or pressure of tires. Listen to engines, examine vehicle frames, or confer with customers to determine nature and extent of malfunction or damage. Replace defective parts, using hand tools, arbor presses, flexible power presses, or power tools. Repair or adjust motorcycle subassemblies, such as forks, transmissions, brakes, or drive chains, according to specifications. Repair or replace other parts, such as headlights, horns, handlebar controls, gasoline or oil tanks, starters, or mufflers. Dismantle engines and repair or replace defective parts, such as magnetos, carburetors, or generators. Connect test panels to engines and measure generator output, ignition timing, or other engine performance indicators. Disassemble subassembly units and examine condition, movement, or alignment of parts, visually or using gauges. Remove cylinder heads and grind valves to scrape off carbon and replace defective valves, pistons, cylinders, or rings, using hand and power tools. Reassemble frames and reinstall engines after repairs. Reassemble and test subassembly units.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $12.70   Entry $26,421.00
Mean $16.84   Mean $35,038.00
Experience $18.92 Experience $39,346.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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No postsecondary schools reported programs.
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49-3052.00 Motorcycle Mechanics