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Small Engine Mechanic Salary

Men make up the majority of Small Engine Mechanics in the United States, bringing in about $12.94 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.80 per hour on the lower side but can approach $18.50 on the higher side. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Just over two-fifths enjoy medical while one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than a fifth.

$20,403 - $48,936
(Median)
$20K
$33K
$49K
MEDIAN: $32,969
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$9.80 - $18.50
(Median)
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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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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$20,607 - $43,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $18.50  
   
Overtime
$14.21 - $27.77  
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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$20,607 - $43,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148

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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. 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. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $35K.

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Experience Affects Small Engine Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

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
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 53%