Small Engine Mechanic Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (more than a third) of final income for Small Engine Mechanics. That final number averages out to $29K across the industry. Earnings generally vary between $9.68 per hour and $18.16. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. More than two-fifths report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to a fourth collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$20,457 - $48,479

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$9.68 - $18.16

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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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$20,676 - $42,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.68 - $18.16  
   
Overtime
$13.55 - $27.42  
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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$20,676 - $42,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $25K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $29K. Small Engine Mechanics who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $31K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Small Engine Mechanic generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $34K.

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Experience Affects Small Engine Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

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
24%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

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