Small Engine Mechanic Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Small Engine Mechanics in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $13.06 per hour nationwide. Compensation ranges between $9.78 per hour and $18.07. More than two-fifths enjoy medical while just over a fifth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under one-fifth. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average.

$20,457 - $48,479
(Median)
$20K
$33K
$48K
MEDIAN: $32,768
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$9.78 - $18.07
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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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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$20,566 - $42,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $18.07  
   
Overtime
$14.33 - $27.71  
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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$20,566 - $42,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $24K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $29K. On average, Small Engine Mechanics make $32K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $34K.

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Experience Affects Small Engine Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

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
33%
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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