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Small Engine Mechanic Salary

Men make up the majority of Small Engine Mechanics in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $12.78 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.74 per hour to $18.39. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Approximately two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately one in four collect dental insurance.
$19,964 - $50,000
(Median)
$20K
$32K
$50K
MEDIAN: $32,000
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$9.74 - $18.39
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$19,964 - $50,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
Total Pay (?
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$20,442 - $43,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $18.39  
   
Overtime
$13.75 - $27.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
   
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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$20,442 - $43,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $24K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $27K on average. Small Engine Mechanics bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $37K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Small Engine Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$28,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 57%