Small Engine Mechanic Salary

Men account for the majority of Small Engine Mechanics in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $13.16 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.78 per hour and $18.15. Medical benefits are awarded to more than two-fifths, and between a fifth and a fourth earn dental coverage. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$20,457 - $48,479
(Median)
$20K
$33K
$48K
MEDIAN: $32,768
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$9.78 - $18.15
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,457 - $48,479  
   
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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$20,608 - $42,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $18.15  
   
Overtime
$14.37 - $27.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$20,608 - $42,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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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.


Small Engine Mechanics with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $24K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $29K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Small Engine Mechanics see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $34K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Small Engine Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$30,000

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
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 55%
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