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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
31,500 3.1 % $ 18.79 $ 39,090 0.7 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.71 $ 14.46 $ 18.04 $ 22.68 $ 27.61
Annual Wage (2) $ 24,350 $ 30,070 $ 37,530 $ 47,180 $ 57,420


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

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 10,020 6.07 $ 18.40 $ 38,280
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 4,700 0.22 $ 20.53 $ 42,700
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,270 0.32 $ 18.69 $ 38,870
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,340 3.23 $ 17.15 $ 35,660
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 2,330 0.20 $ 16.82 $ 34,990

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 10,020 6.07 $ 18.40 $ 38,280
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,340 3.23 $ 17.15 $ 35,660
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,150 0.76 $ 18.08 $ 37,600
Rental and leasing services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 1,120 0.36 $ 18.79 $ 39,090
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,220 0.32 $ 18.55 $ 38,590

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)
Junior Colleges 40 0.01 $ 30.66 $ 63,760
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 40 0.01 $ 27.47 $ 57,130
Nonresidential Building Construction (8) (8) $ 25.85 $ 53,770
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 860 0.02 $ 23.65 $ 49,180
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 30 (7) $ 23.11 $ 48,060


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

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.





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 2,230 0.14 0.60 $ 20.86 $ 43,390
Texas 2,230 0.18 0.81 $ 18.83 $ 39,180
Florida 2,020 0.24 1.06 $ 17.69 $ 36,800
Michigan 1,360 0.35 1.53 $ 19.50 $ 40,560
Missouri 1,350 0.50 2.22 $ 17.55 $ 36,490




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)
West Virginia 440 0.67 2.98 $ 15.46 $ 32,160
Idaho 420 0.58 2.58 $ 16.84 $ 35,020
Delaware 210 0.50 2.22 $ 20.59 $ 42,830
Missouri 1,350 0.50 2.22 $ 17.55 $ 36,490
New Hampshire 300 0.49 2.15 $ 22.30 $ 46,370




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)
Hawaii 220 0.38 1.69 $ 25.12 $ 52,240
Connecticut 590 0.38 1.68 $ 24.20 $ 50,340
Maryland 350 0.14 0.61 $ 22.70 $ 47,220
New Hampshire 300 0.49 2.15 $ 22.30 $ 46,370
Alaska 30 0.11 0.47 $ 21.65 $ 45,030





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 840 0.28 1.24 $ 19.99 $ 41,580
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 740 0.08 0.37 $ 24.04 $ 50,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 570 0.10 0.43 $ 19.78 $ 41,140
St. Louis, MO-IL 550 0.42 1.85 $ 18.36 $ 38,200
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 530 0.29 1.26 $ 21.01 $ 43,710
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 510 0.20 0.86 $ 21.55 $ 44,820
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 490 0.28 1.22 $ 20.38 $ 42,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 490 0.18 0.80 $ 18.71 $ 38,920
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 420 0.10 0.43 $ 19.66 $ 40,900
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 420 0.12 0.52 $ 19.44 $ 40,430




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)
Johnson City, TN 120 1.66 7.32 $ 15.74 $ 32,740
Danbury, CT 110 1.49 6.57 $ 21.38 $ 44,470
Punta Gorda, FL 70 1.40 6.19 $ 15.35 $ 31,930
Monroe, MI 40 1.15 5.07 $ 19.41 $ 40,370
Homosassa Springs, FL 30 1.12 4.96 $ 13.93 $ 28,970
Binghamton, NY 100 1.06 4.68 $ 18.22 $ 37,910
The Villages, FL 30 1.04 4.58 $ 19.79 $ 41,150
Salisbury, MD-DE 150 0.98 4.33 $ 19.27 $ 40,080
Flagstaff, AZ 50 0.96 4.24 $ 16.63 $ 34,600
Lubbock, TX 130 0.89 3.94 $ 12.38 $ 25,750




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)
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 30.94 $ 64,350
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.30 1.32 $ 29.06 $ 60,450
Portsmouth, NH-ME (8) (8) (8) $ 26.57 $ 55,260
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 50 0.75 3.30 $ 26.28 $ 54,660
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 50 0.11 0.49 $ 25.82 $ 53,710
Urban Honolulu, HI 130 0.31 1.36 $ 25.24 $ 52,510
Chico, CA 30 0.46 2.03 $ 24.65 $ 51,260
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 250 0.13 0.56 $ 24.44 $ 50,830
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 740 0.08 0.37 $ 24.04 $ 50,000
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 24.00 $ 49,910

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)
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 200 2.44 10.76 $ 16.67 $ 34,670
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 200 1.92 8.48 $ 14.65 $ 30,480
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.43 6.32 $ 15.02 $ 31,230
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 170 0.55 2.41 $ 17.79 $ 37,000
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 160 1.04 4.61 $ 14.69 $ 30,550

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)
Southeast-Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 200 2.44 10.76 $ 16.67 $ 34,670
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 200 1.92 8.48 $ 14.65 $ 30,480
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.43 6.32 $ 15.02 $ 31,230
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 40 1.21 5.33 $ 17.98 $ 37,400
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 160 1.04 4.61 $ 14.69 $ 30,550

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)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 23.97 $ 49,860
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 1.98 $ 23.33 $ 48,520
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.75 3.30 $ 23.19 $ 48,230
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 2.82 $ 22.51 $ 46,820
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.45 $ 21.10 $ 43,880


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021