Small Engine Mechanic Salary

Men make up the majority of Small Engine Mechanics in the United States, bringing in about $14.08 per hour. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than half lack any form of coverage — but just over two-fifths have medical insurance, and around one in four have dental, too.

$21,455 - $50,745
$21K
$34K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,087
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$9.86 - $19.24
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$19
MEDIAN: $14.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,455 - $50,745  
   
Bonus
$82.43 - $21,331  
Profit Sharing
$900  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$21,040 - $43,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $19.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33  
Overtime
$13.55 - $27.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$82.43 - $21,331  
   
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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$21,040 - $43,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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.


For Small Engine Mechanics, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $28K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. Small Engine Mechanics who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $36K.

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 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Small Engine Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

▲7%

National Average
$31,000

▼4%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Small Engine Mechanic Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲24%

National Average
$31,000


Mechanic
▼2%


small engine repair
▼12%

Automotive Engine Repair
▼13%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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