Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
31,760 3.0 % $17.76 $36,940 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.90 $13.44 $17.02 $21.40 $26.06
Annual Wage (2) $22,670 $27,960 $35,400 $44,520 $54,210


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 10,250 6.28 $17.21 $35,790
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 4,040 0.19 $19.47 $40,510
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,500 0.27 $18.21 $37,880
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 2,470 0.21 $15.34 $31,910
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,150 2.74 $15.58 $32,400

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 10,250 6.28 $17.21 $35,790
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,150 2.74 $15.58 $32,400
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,260 0.80 $16.47 $34,250
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 1,260 0.37 $18.60 $38,680
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,500 0.27 $18.21 $37,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 50 0.01 $27.95 $58,140
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 30 (7) $26.39 $54,880
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $24.69 $51,360
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) (8) (8) $23.08 $48,000
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,030 0.02 $21.82 $45,380


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 2,410 0.20 0.91 $18.43 $38,340
Florida 2,180 0.25 1.16 $17.57 $36,550
California 2,050 0.12 0.55 $18.94 $39,390
New York 1,540 0.16 0.75 $20.02 $41,630
Pennsylvania 1,440 0.25 1.12 $16.10 $33,500




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 210 0.69 3.16 $17.57 $36,550
South Dakota 270 0.63 2.87 $15.58 $32,410
Idaho 430 0.61 2.79 $16.46 $34,230
West Virginia 390 0.57 2.58 $14.09 $29,310
Maine 280 0.46 2.08 $17.78 $36,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 210 0.33 1.52 $23.37 $48,610
Connecticut 600 0.36 1.66 $23.34 $48,540
New Jersey 680 0.17 0.77 $21.54 $44,800
Alaska 40 0.11 0.52 $20.92 $43,510
Massachusetts 500 0.14 0.64 $20.72 $43,090





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,140 0.12 0.55 $22.46 $46,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 790 0.13 0.59 $17.88 $37,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 660 0.14 0.65 $18.17 $37,800
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 600 0.20 0.91 $19.48 $40,510
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 520 0.15 0.67 $19.29 $40,130
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 490 0.17 0.79 $20.05 $41,710
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 470 0.38 1.71 $15.26 $31,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 470 0.15 0.68 $23.25 $48,360
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 470 0.24 1.08 $17.65 $36,710
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 460 0.23 1.03 $17.01 $35,370




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)
Hot Springs, AR 50 1.32 6.01 $12.10 $25,170
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 90 1.18 5.40 $15.29 $31,810
Gettysburg, PA 40 1.09 4.95 $11.40 $23,720
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 50 0.95 4.35 $15.88 $33,030
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 210 0.95 4.35 $19.04 $39,600
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 70 0.93 4.25 $23.33 $48,520
Jackson, TN 60 0.92 4.17 $14.41 $29,960
Salisbury, MD-DE 140 0.89 4.05 $19.61 $40,780
Canton-Massillon, OH 150 0.89 4.04 $14.73 $30,640
Flagstaff, AZ 50 0.83 3.78 $14.51 $30,180