Average Small Engine Mechanic Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Small Engine Mechanic is $14.47.
MEDIAN $14.47
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
$58 - $2,073
Profit Sharing
$500 - $855
$400 - $12,750
Total Pay
$21,646 - $46,684

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Job Description for Small Engine Mechanic

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Small Engine Mechanic

The top respondents for the job title Small Engine Mechanic are from the companies The Home Depot Inc., Sloan Implement 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 $9.17.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Small Engine Mechanic

Skills in Troubleshooting, Equipment Maintenance and Welding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Mechanical Tool Repair.

Pay by Experience Level for Small Engine Mechanic

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 $12.00 based on 7 salaries. An early career Small Engine Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.03 based on 167 salaries. A mid-career Small Engine Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.63 based on 102 salaries. An experienced Small Engine Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.25 based on 110 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Employees with Small Engine Mechanic in their job title in Savannah, Georgia earn an average of 17.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (3.7% more) and Effingham, Illinois (3.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Lawton, Oklahoma (27.1% less), Jacksonville, Florida (13.6% less) and Orlando, Florida (7.6% less).

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