Small Engine Mechanic Salary

Small Engine Mechanics in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $14.24 per hour. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over a half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by just over two-fifths and dental insurance is reported by roughly one in four. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$20,978 - $52,679
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$35K
$53K
MEDIAN: $34,646
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$10.07 - $19.57
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$0$52K
Salary $20,978 - $52,679
Bonus $90.00 - $12,000
Commission $1,526
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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$21,239 - $45,047
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $10.07 - $19.57
Hourly Tips $0.48
Overtime $14.68 - $27.85
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $90.00 - $12,000
Commission $1,526
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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$21,239 - $45,047
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 233

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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.

Small Engine Mechanic Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Small Engine Mechanic

Pay by Experience for a Small Engine Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Small Engine Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 114 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Small Engine Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Small Engine Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 90 salaries. A Small Engine Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 72 salaries.

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.

Small Engine Mechanic in Jasper:
"Small engine repairs."
Pros: My job is my hobby...I do my job very well.
Cons: Pay is low in today's market. I'd rather have 18 hour.

Small Engine Mechanic in Denver:
"Small engine repair shop."
Pros: People I work with I learn from a Master mechanic.
Cons: Work weekends.

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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 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Small Engine Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

▲6%

National Average
$31,000

▼5%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Small Engine Mechanic Salaries

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding
▲22%

National Average
$31,000


Mechanic
▼3%


small engine repair
▼13%

Automotive Engine Repair
▼14%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 54%
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