Outdoor Power Equipment / Other Small Engine Mechanic Salary

Men make up the majority of Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics in the United States, bringing in about $14.14 per hour. For the most part, Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Roughly one-half enjoy medical while nearly one-fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to a sixth. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,315 - $65,097
(Median)
$23K
$39K
$65K
MEDIAN: $39,305
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90%

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$9.48 - $20.16
(Median)
$9
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$23,315 - $65,097  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,010  
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,267 - $47,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.48 - $20.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.10  
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,965  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,267 - $47,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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Job Description for Outdoor Power Equipment / Other Small Engine Mechanic

  • Document transactions and work.
  • Educate customers on equipment maintenance, selling parts and equipment as needed.
  • Diagnose, fix and upkeep small combustion engines (e.g. lawn mowers, portable saws, etc.).

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Pay by Experience Level for Outdoor Power Equipment / Other Small Engine Mechanic

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $27K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $31K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. As Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanics reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $36K.

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Experience Affects Outdoor Power Equipment / Other Small Engine Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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