Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul small engines used to power lawn mowers, chain saws, recreational sporting equipment and related equipment.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
29,220 2.8 % $16.22 $33,730 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.93 $12.25 $15.44 $19.24 $23.67
Annual Wage (2) $20,640 $25,490 $32,120 $40,010 $49,230


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 9,310 6.11 $15.03 $31,270
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,650 0.32 $16.84 $35,030
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,330 0.17 $17.84 $37,100
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,190 0.33 $17.24 $35,850
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,100 2.85 $14.17 $29,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 9,310 6.11 $15.03 $31,270
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,100 2.85 $14.17 $29,470
General Rental Centers 1,110 2.81 $16.49 $34,290
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,520 1.08 $15.11 $31,430
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 530 0.38 $18.38 $38,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 (7) $24.52 $51,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 670 0.01 $20.59 $42,830
Elementary and Secondary Schools 140 (7) $19.98 $41,560
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 60 (7) $19.96 $41,520
State Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $18.89 $39,290


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 2,780 0.36 1.68 $15.19 $31,590
Texas 2,030 0.18 0.84 $17.13 $35,640
California 1,910 0.13 0.58 $17.41 $36,210
Pennsylvania 1,350 0.24 1.10 $14.96 $31,120
Ohio 1,280 0.25 1.13 $14.36 $29,870



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 200 0.67 3.12 $15.84 $32,950
New Hampshire 280 0.45 2.06 $16.90 $35,160
Maine 240 0.41 1.90 $14.67 $30,510
Connecticut 670 0.41 1.89 $20.33 $42,290
Oregon 660 0.39 1.81 $17.07 $35,500



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 50 0.16 0.75 $23.18 $48,220
Hawaii 110 0.18 0.83 $22.68 $47,170
Wyoming 40 0.14 0.64 $20.36 $42,350
Connecticut 670 0.41 1.89 $20.33 $42,290
North Dakota 160 0.37 1.73 $19.83 $41,260




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 640 0.35 1.62 $16.06 $33,400
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 530 0.19 0.86 $20.15 $41,900
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 430 0.40 1.85 $15.00 $31,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 420 0.10 0.48 $19.92 $41,420
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 360 0.64 2.94 $20.48 $42,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 360 0.15 0.69 $14.75 $30,680
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 330 0.28 1.28 $14.82 $30,820
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 320 0.59 2.72 $17.34 $36,060
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 310 0.25 1.15 $19.09 $39,700
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 300 0.06 0.26 $20.86 $43,390



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Naples-Marco Island, FL 140 1.09 5.03 $16.67 $34,680
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 50 1.07 4.97 $13.86 $28,840
Ocala, FL 90 1.02 4.71 $14.44 $30,030
Lynchburg, VA 100 0.98 4.54 $12.76 $26,540
Pascagoula, MS 50 0.97 4.51 $15.90 $33,070
Monroe, MI 40 0.92 4.26 $13.32 $27,700
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 110 0.91 4.19 $11.78 $24,490
Harrisonburg, VA 50 0.87 4.00 $14.76 $30,700
Lake Havasu City - Kingman, AZ 30 0.78 3.62 $13.61 $28,300
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 160 0.71 3.27 $14.77 $30,730



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anchorage, AK 40 0.22 1.00 $24.23 $50,400
Danbury, CT (8) (8) (8) $22.47 $46,740
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.30 1.37 $22.26 $46,300
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $21.40 $44,500
Rochester, NY 100 0.19 0.89 $21.06 $43,810
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.14 $21.00 $43,690
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 300 0.06 0.26 $20.86 $43,390
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 360 0.64 2.94 $20.48 $42,610
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 300 0.30 1.39 $20.47 $42,570
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 530 0.19 0.86 $20.15 $41,900

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 1.46 6.76 $14.27 $29,670
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.61 2.81 $13.53 $28,150
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 0.66 3.05 $13.00 $27,030
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 160 0.70 3.23 $14.85 $30,890
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 130 0.64 2.94 $14.74 $30,660

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 1.46 6.76 $14.27 $29,670
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 1.27 5.88 $13.81 $28,720
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.08 5.00 $16.06 $33,410
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 30 0.93 4.30 $17.48 $36,370
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 80 0.90 4.17 $15.94 $33,160

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 2.13 $21.72 $45,180
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.70 $40,970
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.98 $39,480
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 0.79 3.67 $18.58 $38,650
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.82 3.79 $17.75 $36,910


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015