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Small Engine Mechanic Salary

Male Small Engine Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $12.94 per hour in the United States. Pay ranges from $9.76 per hour on the low end to $18.39 on the high end. Some workers in this field — a little more than half — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by close to a fourth. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$20,403 - $48,936
(Median)
$20K
$33K
$49K
MEDIAN: $32,969
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50%
90%

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$9.76 - $18.39
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,403 - $48,936  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,479  
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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$20,498 - $42,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.76 - $18.39  
   
Overtime
$14.21 - $27.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,479  
   
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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$20,498 - $42,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152

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Job Description for 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 Small Engine Mechanic

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Small Engine Mechanics — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $24K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $29K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $35K.

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Experience Affects Small Engine Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 54%
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