Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
31,560 2.8 % $16.60 $34,520 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.14 $12.58 $15.72 $19.76 $24.39
Annual Wage (2) $21,090 $26,170 $32,710 $41,100 $50,740


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 10,170 6.48 $15.70 $32,660
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,720 0.31 $17.22 $35,820
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 3,670 0.18 $18.40 $38,280
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,400 3.22 $14.40 $29,940
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 2,380 0.22 $15.43 $32,100

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 10,170 6.48 $15.70 $32,660
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,400 3.22 $14.40 $29,940
General Rental Centers 1,040 2.67 $16.42 $34,160
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,440 0.99 $15.25 $31,730
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 670 0.46 $18.86 $39,230

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) $25.51 $53,060
Local Government (OES Designation) 830 0.02 $21.61 $44,950
Elementary and Secondary Schools 130 (7) $21.43 $44,570
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 70 (7) $20.80 $43,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 230 0.01 $19.46 $40,470


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)
Florida 2,660 0.34 1.47 $15.88 $33,020
Texas 2,630 0.23 0.99 $17.06 $35,490
California 2,130 0.14 0.60 $18.05 $37,550
Ohio 1,480 0.28 1.22 $13.73 $28,550
Pennsylvania 1,390 0.24 1.06 $15.11 $31,440



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 220 0.73 3.18 $16.05 $33,390
Maine 310 0.52 2.26 $16.11 $33,510
New Hampshire 300 0.48 2.10 $17.30 $35,980
Connecticut 780 0.47 2.07 $21.35 $44,410
Delaware 200 0.46 2.02 $16.55 $34,420



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 130 0.21 0.91 $23.99 $49,900
Alaska (8) (8) (8) $23.69 $49,270
Connecticut 780 0.47 2.07 $21.35 $44,410
Massachusetts 650 0.19 0.83 $20.32 $42,260
New Jersey 850 0.22 0.95 $20.09 $41,790




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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 750 0.26 1.12 $20.07 $41,750
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 470 0.25 1.10 $17.11 $35,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.12 0.50 $21.84 $45,440
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 460 0.07 0.31 $20.77 $43,210
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 410 0.16 0.72 $14.91 $31,020
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 380 0.66 2.88 $21.46 $44,630
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 360 0.37 1.60 $17.64 $36,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 360 0.15 0.64 $19.98 $41,560
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 350 0.29 1.27 $15.59 $32,420
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 340 0.29 1.28 $19.65 $40,880



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 170 1.75 7.66 $13.41 $27,880
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 110 1.23 5.39 $15.38 $31,980
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 80 1.10 4.81 $18.50 $38,470
Racine, WI 80 1.08 4.74 $18.70 $38,890
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 50 1.06 4.64 $15.22 $31,660
Morristown, TN 40 1.06 4.64 $12.32 $25,630
Hot Springs, AR 40 1.06 4.62 $13.64 $28,380
Lynchburg, VA 100 0.98 4.27 $13.31 $27,680
Grand Forks, ND-MN 50 0.97 4.25 $18.50 $38,470
Kingston, NY 50 0.91 3.99 $17.25 $35,880