Male Small Engine Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $13.95 per hour in the United States. Medical benefits are awarded to just over two-fifths, and roughly one in four earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,273 - $50,355
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MEDIAN: $34,332
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$9.92 - $19.37
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,273 - $50,355  
   
Bonus
$80.54 - $21,852  
Profit Sharing
$900  
Commission
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$21,147 - $43,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $19.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$13.61 - $27.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$80.54 - $21,852  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$900  
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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$21,147 - $43,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 239

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Job Description for Small Engine Mechanic

Small engine mechanics inspect, service, and repair motorized power equipment. Mechanics use a variety of hand tools, including screwdrivers, wrenches, and pliers. Mechanics regularly work with power equipment, ranging from snowmobiles to chainsaws. When equipment breaks down, mechanics use many strategies to diagnose the source and the extent of the problem. Small engine mechanics determine mechanical, electrical, and fuel problems and make necessary repairs.

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Small Engine Mechanic Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Small Engine Mechanic

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $28K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Small Engine Mechanic with more than 20 years of experience can earn $36K on average.

Small Engine Mechanic Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Small Engine Mechanic?

Small Engine Mechanic in illinois:
"Interesting."
Pros: The satisfaction of knowing I can figure something out, disassemble, fix, and reassemble different pieces of machinery.
Cons: The strain your body and wallet take from working in this field.

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Key Stats for Small Engine Mechanic

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
033
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Small Engine Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$31,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Small Engine Mechanic Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
up arrow 24%

National Average
$31,000

Mechanic
up arrow 2%



small engine repair
up arrow 12%

Automotive Engine Repair
up arrow 13%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 24%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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