Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
33,020 2.8 % $16.98 $35,320 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.42 $12.92 $16.22 $20.30 $24.69
Annual Wage (2) $21,680 $26,860 $33,730 $42,230 $51,360


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 11,010 6.87 $16.15 $33,590
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,930 0.19 $18.57 $38,620
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,570 0.29 $17.82 $37,070
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 2,730 0.24 $15.51 $32,260
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,120 0.32 $18.02 $37,480

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 11,010 6.87 $16.15 $33,590
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,980 2.61 $15.26 $31,740
General Rental Centers 940 2.48 $16.79 $34,920
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,400 0.93 $15.82 $32,910
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 840 0.58 $18.91 $39,340

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) $25.73 $53,520
Junior Colleges 30 (7) $22.27 $46,320
Local Government (OES Designation) 940 0.02 $21.81 $45,370
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 110 0.03 $20.79 $43,250
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $20.76 $43,190


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)
Texas 3,010 0.26 1.09 $16.54 $34,400
Florida 2,630 0.32 1.36 $16.71 $34,760
California 2,140 0.13 0.57 $18.26 $37,980
New York 1,480 0.16 0.69 $16.94 $35,240
Pennsylvania 1,340 0.23 0.99 $15.19 $31,600




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)
South Dakota 310 0.73 3.11 $14.59 $30,350
Vermont 210 0.70 2.99 $16.78 $34,890
Maine 380 0.64 2.71 $15.51 $32,260
West Virginia 400 0.58 2.46 $13.68 $28,450
New Hampshire 340 0.53 2.27 $18.11 $37,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 60 0.18 0.77 $24.49 $50,940
Hawaii 130 0.20 0.85 $23.13 $48,110
Connecticut 890 0.53 2.26 $22.48 $46,770
New Jersey 920 0.23 0.99 $21.00 $43,680
Massachusetts 500 0.14 0.61 $20.86 $43,380





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.15 0.63 $20.55 $42,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 620 0.21 0.90 $17.48 $36,350
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 560 0.08 0.36 $20.59 $42,830
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 490 0.25 1.07 $17.58 $36,570
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 440 0.75 3.20 $22.65 $47,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 420 0.17 0.71 $20.00 $41,600
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 380 0.39 1.66 $17.65 $36,700
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 370 0.29 1.23 $16.75 $34,830
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 320 0.25 1.07 $18.19 $37,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 320 0.13 0.55 $17.18 $35,730




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)
Ocala, FL 150 1.53 6.48 $13.28 $27,620
Lewiston, ID-WA 30 1.20 5.10 $15.26 $31,750
Dothan, AL 60 1.12 4.78 $12.63 $26,270
Williamsport, PA 60 1.11 4.74 $15.08 $31,360
Racine, WI 80 1.09 4.65 $17.92 $37,280
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 50 0.94 3.98 $17.08 $35,530
Salisbury, MD-DE 140 0.92 3.90 $17.60 $36,620
Kingston, NY 50 0.92 3.90 $17.45 $36,300
Lubbock, TX 120 0.87 3.72 $12.35 $25,690
Hot Springs, AR 30 0.87 3.69 $12.42 $25,840