The average hourly pay for a Small Engine Mechanic is $15.06.
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What Do Small Engine Mechanics Do?
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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Popular Employer Salaries for Small Engine Mechanic
The top respondents for the job title Small Engine Mechanic are from the companies Sloan Implement, The Home Depot Inc. and True Value Hardware. Reported salaries are highest at Sloan Implement where the average pay is $15.21. True Value Hardware pays the lowest at around $9.00.
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What Are Popular Skills for Small Engine Mechanics?
Skills in Mechanical Tool Repair are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Automotive Engine Repair, Customer Service and Troubleshooting.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Small Engine Mechanics?
An entry-level Small Engine Mechanic with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.17 based on 6 salaries. An early career Small Engine Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.00 based on 141 salaries. A mid-career Small Engine Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.30 based on 109 salaries. An experienced Small Engine Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.06 based on 103 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Small Engine Mechanic in their job title in Southampton, New York earn an average of 7.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in St. Louis, Missouri (4.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Lawton, Oklahoma (29.9% less), Orlando, Florida (11.2% less) and Austin, Texas (4.6% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 458 survey responses.