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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics
Industry profile for Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics
Geographic profile for Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics

National estimates for Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
34,700 2.5 % $ 19.41 $ 40,360 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 13.52 $ 14.62 $ 18.05 $ 22.59 $ 27.96
Annual Wage (2) $ 28,120 $ 30,400 $ 37,540 $ 47,000 $ 58,150


Industry profile for Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 8,320 4.58 $ 18.28 $ 38,030
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 6,020 0.28 $ 20.87 $ 43,410
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 4,050 0.36 $ 20.06 $ 41,720
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 3,510 0.28 $ 18.37 $ 38,210
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,230 2.90 $ 17.89 $ 37,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 8,320 4.58 $ 18.28 $ 38,030
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,230 2.90 $ 17.89 $ 37,210
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,760 1.08 $ 17.89 $ 37,210
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 1,090 0.38 $ 18.19 $ 37,830
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 4,050 0.36 $ 20.06 $ 41,720

Top paying industries for Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 30 (7) $ 28.24 $ 58,740
Support Activities for Air Transportation 40 0.02 $ 26.91 $ 55,970
Facilities Support Services 40 0.02 $ 25.07 $ 52,140
Death Care Services 30 0.02 $ 24.27 $ 50,490
Real Estate (8) (8) $ 23.85 $ 49,610


Geographic profile for Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,770 0.17 0.68 $ 22.38 $ 46,540
Florida 2,710 0.32 1.28 $ 18.48 $ 38,430
Texas 2,540 0.21 0.84 $ 18.16 $ 37,780
New York 1,890 0.22 0.89 $ 21.00 $ 43,670
Pennsylvania 1,740 0.31 1.26 $ 19.99 $ 41,580


Map of location quotient of outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Missouri 1,580 0.58 2.34 $ 17.53 $ 36,450
Idaho 430 0.57 2.32 $ 17.74 $ 36,890
Hawaii 290 0.52 2.12 $ 23.45 $ 48,780
New Hampshire 300 0.48 1.94 $ 22.09 $ 45,950
Vermont 130 0.47 1.90 $ 17.67 $ 36,750


Map of annual mean wages of outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 360 0.23 0.92 $ 25.51 $ 53,060
Washington 800 0.25 1.02 $ 24.44 $ 50,840
Hawaii 290 0.52 2.12 $ 23.45 $ 48,780
Massachusetts 470 0.14 0.56 $ 23.27 $ 48,400
New Jersey 620 0.16 0.66 $ 23.08 $ 48,010



Map of employment of outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,110 0.13 0.52 $ 24.35 $ 50,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 770 0.14 0.55 $ 22.89 $ 47,610
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 720 0.20 0.81 $ 19.59 $ 40,740
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 660 0.25 1.01 $ 22.44 $ 46,670
St. Louis, MO-IL 600 0.47 1.90 $ 17.82 $ 37,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 550 0.19 0.77 $ 18.03 $ 37,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 540 0.25 1.04 $ 19.84 $ 41,280
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 530 0.22 0.88 $ 19.18 $ 39,900
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 520 0.12 0.50 $ 19.50 $ 40,570
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 510 0.28 1.16 $ 19.64 $ 40,840


Map of location quotient of outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Enid, OK 30 1.43 5.80 $ 21.98 $ 45,720
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 80 1.19 4.85 $ 24.98 $ 51,960
Punta Gorda, FL 50 1.05 4.25 $ 17.12 $ 35,610
The Villages, FL 30 0.94 3.82 $ 18.71 $ 38,920
Monroe, MI 30 0.87 3.52 $ 18.26 $ 37,970
Valdosta, GA 40 0.83 3.38 $ 13.78 $ 28,660
Glens Falls, NY 40 0.81 3.27 $ 18.97 $ 39,470
Winchester, VA-WV 50 0.78 3.17 $ 18.00 $ 37,440
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 110 0.78 3.16 $ 21.68 $ 45,090
Yakima, WA 70 0.74 3.00 $ 23.42 $ 48,710


Map of annual mean wages of outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 90 0.25 1.01 $ 29.10 $ 60,540
New Haven, CT 50 0.17 0.70 $ 27.16 $ 56,490
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 370 0.19 0.78 $ 26.32 $ 54,740
Santa Rosa, CA 60 0.30 1.21 $ 25.86 $ 53,790
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 110 0.10 0.42 $ 25.64 $ 53,330
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 260 0.12 0.47 $ 25.12 $ 52,250
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 80 1.19 4.85 $ 24.98 $ 51,960
Worcester, MA-CT 80 0.31 1.24 $ 24.52 $ 50,990
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,110 0.13 0.52 $ 24.35 $ 50,650
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 100 0.19 0.78 $ 24.15 $ 50,230

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 200 0.64 2.60 $ 16.04 $ 33,360
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 170 0.83 3.36 $ 17.90 $ 37,220
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 150 0.60 2.43 $ 18.57 $ 38,620
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.61 2.46 $ 16.50 $ 34,320
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 140 0.59 2.38 $ 16.05 $ 33,390

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 1.02 4.14 $ 16.63 $ 34,590
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 110 0.96 3.91 $ 12.93 $ 26,900
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.96 3.90 $ 18.90 $ 39,310
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 120 0.96 3.88 $ 19.47 $ 40,490
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.94 3.82 $ 23.37 $ 48,610

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.94 3.82 $ 23.37 $ 48,610
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 1.98 $ 22.19 $ 46,150
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.56 2.26 $ 21.87 $ 45,490
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 2.04 $ 21.78 $ 45,310
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.70 $ 21.22 $ 44,130


About May 2021 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022