Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
31,300 2.7 % $17.32 $36,020 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.64 $13.08 $16.53 $20.67 $25.31
Annual Wage (2) $22,130 $27,210 $34,370 $43,000 $52,640


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 10,320 6.41 $16.76 $34,850
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 4,030 0.19 $18.96 $39,430
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,510 0.28 $18.01 $37,470
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 2,490 0.22 $14.94 $31,070
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,100 2.72 $15.16 $31,530

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 10,320 6.41 $16.76 $34,850
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,100 2.72 $15.16 $31,530
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,220 0.80 $15.85 $32,970
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 1,390 0.41 $17.10 $35,570
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,510 0.28 $18.01 $37,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 50 (7) $28.76 $59,810
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 30 (7) $25.73 $53,520
Junior Colleges 40 (7) $23.14 $48,130
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,020 0.02 $21.88 $45,510
Utility System Construction (8) (8) $21.71 $45,160


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 2,740 0.23 1.05 $16.79 $34,920
Florida 2,440 0.29 1.32 $17.03 $35,430
California 1,720 0.10 0.47 $19.21 $39,960
New York 1,460 0.16 0.72 $17.89 $37,220
Pennsylvania 1,430 0.25 1.13 $15.34 $31,900




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 300 0.72 3.27 $15.15 $31,510
Vermont 200 0.67 3.05 $16.66 $34,650
Maine 400 0.67 3.06 $18.11 $37,670
West Virginia 360 0.52 2.36 $13.84 $28,800
Idaho 300 0.44 2.00 $17.00 $35,350




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 630 0.38 1.73 $23.00 $47,830
Massachusetts 460 0.13 0.60 $22.79 $47,400
Alaska 50 0.17 0.78 $22.07 $45,910
Hawaii 170 0.26 1.20 $21.78 $45,310
Delaware 90 0.20 0.93 $21.14 $43,970



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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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 500 0.20 0.90 $21.37 $44,450
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 490 0.07 0.33 $21.20 $44,090
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 480 0.40 1.81 $15.37 $31,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 470 0.24 1.08 $17.47 $36,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 460 0.16 0.72 $17.95 $37,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 380 0.15 0.69 $17.75 $36,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.08 0.36 $21.43 $44,580
St. Louis, MO-IL 340 0.25 1.14 $19.44 $40,440
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 330 0.24 1.10 $16.65 $34,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 310 0.16 0.74 $18.77 $39,050


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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)
Williamsport, PA 80 1.58 7.18 $16.28 $33,870
Hot Springs, AR 50 1.46 6.64 $11.71 $24,360
Ocala, FL 140 1.41 6.41 $12.45 $25,910
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 80 1.15 5.22 $15.67 $32,600
Gettysburg, PA 30 1.00 4.57 $11.62 $24,180
Brunswick, GA 40 0.88 4.03 $13.17 $27,390
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 40 0.84 3.84 $18.41 $38,290
Longview, TX 70 0.83 3.80 $14.66 $30,480
Jackson, TN 50 0.82 3.72 $14.29 $29,720
Madera, CA 40 0.80 3.66 $23.35 $48,570


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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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 180 0.43 1.94 $30.85 $64,170
Raleigh, NC 70 0.11 0.52 $24.63 $51,230
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 150 0.08 0.36 $24.35 $50,640
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.12 $24.00 $49,920
New Haven, CT 80 0.28 1.27 $23.64 $49,160
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 60 0.77 3.49 $23.55 $48,990
Madera, CA 40 0.80 3.66 $23.35 $48,570
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 50 0.15 0.69 $22.75 $47,320
Salinas, CA 30 0.18 0.83 $22.61 $47,020
Yakima, WA (8) (8) (8) $22.51 $46,810

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)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.31 5.98 $13.61 $28,300
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.97 4.44 $16.68 $34,690
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.78 3.55 $13.06 $27,170
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 140 0.76 3.48 $15.34 $31,900
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.91 4.14 $15.61 $32,460

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)
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 1.54 7.03 $12.04 $25,040
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 90 1.41 6.42 $14.13 $29,390
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.31 5.98 $13.61 $28,300
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 130 1.17 5.33 $13.17 $27,390
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 80 1.01 4.61 $16.87 $35,090

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 / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 2.32 $24.20 $50,350
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 30 0.29 1.31 $21.99 $45,750
Southeast Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.65 2.96 $21.69 $45,120
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 40 0.80 3.67 $20.68 $43,020
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 60 0.51 2.31 $19.34 $40,230


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018