Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul small engines used to power lawn mowers, chain saws, recreational sporting equipment and related equipment.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
25,010 3.0 % $14.80 $30,790 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.21 $11.34 $14.22 $17.56 $21.50
Annual Wage (2) $19,160 $23,580 $29,580 $36,530 $44,710


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 8,950 6.51 $14.13 $29,400
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,710 0.25 $15.20 $31,610
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,960 0.32 $15.58 $32,400
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,930 0.19 $13.37 $27,800
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 1,740 0.10 $15.99 $33,250

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores 8,950 6.51 $14.13 $29,400
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,650 2.41 $13.65 $28,400
General Rental Centers 750 1.86 $15.93 $33,130
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,260 0.96 $14.09 $29,310
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 530 0.48 $17.19 $35,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 60 (7) $24.20 $50,330
Elementary and Secondary Schools 90 (7) $19.70 $40,970
State Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $19.48 $40,520
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $19.00 $39,520
Local Government (OES Designation) 580 0.01 $18.92 $39,350


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 2,440 0.34 1.75 $14.46 $30,080
Texas 1,620 0.16 0.82 $15.02 $31,240
Ohio 1,190 0.24 1.24 $13.79 $28,690
North Carolina 1,160 0.31 1.56 $14.95 $31,100
California 1,070 0.08 0.39 $16.95 $35,260




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 170 0.60 3.07 $15.50 $32,240
Maine 310 0.54 2.75 $14.79 $30,770
Wyoming 120 0.44 2.24 $14.59 $30,340
Nebraska 360 0.40 2.04 $12.33 $25,640
Minnesota 1,020 0.40 2.02 $15.65 $32,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 110 0.09 0.48 $21.03 $43,740
Hawaii 100 0.18 0.89 $19.23 $40,010
Massachusetts 520 0.17 0.84 $18.75 $38,990
Alaska 70 0.22 1.10 $18.63 $38,750
Maryland 270 0.11 0.55 $18.48 $38,440

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 450 0.42 2.11 $12.25 $25,470
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 410 0.43 2.16 $13.78 $28,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 390 0.23 1.19 $18.16 $37,770
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 340 0.14 0.69 $16.85 $35,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.14 0.73 $16.66 $34,650
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 330 0.40 2.05 $16.27 $33,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 300 0.14 0.70 $15.00 $31,200
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 240 0.07 0.35 $15.54 $32,330
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 230 0.46 2.33 $15.45 $32,140
San Antonio, TX 220 0.27 1.35 $14.34 $29,820




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cheyenne, WY 80 1.88 9.58 $14.84 $30,860
Naples-Marco Island, FL 110 1.04 5.27 $17.70 $36,810
Lancaster, PA 200 0.90 4.59 $12.71 $26,450
Glens Falls, NY 50 0.88 4.46 $17.60 $36,600
Lynchburg, VA 90 0.87 4.44 $12.43 $25,850
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 30 0.78 3.96 $13.82 $28,740
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 110 0.74 3.75 $13.39 $27,850
Duluth, MN-WI 90 0.72 3.64 $14.08 $29,280
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 80 0.71 3.62 $14.72 $30,620
Evansville, IN-KY 110 0.68 3.45 $15.09 $31,390




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $23.54 $48,970
Stockton, CA 50 0.24 1.22 $22.71 $47,240
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.24 $46,260
Barnstable Town, MA 30 0.35 1.76 $22.14 $46,050
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 40 0.06 0.28 $21.53 $44,770
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.04 0.21 $21.47 $44,660
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN (8) (8) (8) $20.06 $41,720
Reno-Sparks, NV 50 0.25 1.29 $20.00 $41,610
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.06 0.30 $19.67 $40,910
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 0.40 $19.48 $40,510

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 170 0.94 4.77 $13.39 $27,850
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 150 0.91 4.64 $15.39 $32,010
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 150 0.57 2.90 $12.64 $26,290
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.48 2.46 $12.61 $26,230
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 120 0.90 4.57 $12.74 $26,500

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 1.17 5.95 $11.63 $24,180
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.97 4.95 $18.07 $37,600
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 170 0.94 4.77 $13.39 $27,850
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.93 4.71 $12.03 $25,020
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 150 0.91 4.64 $15.39 $32,010

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 2.31 $19.70 $40,980
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 0.97 4.95 $18.07 $37,600
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 30 0.48 2.46 $17.06 $35,480
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.85 $35,050
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 3.16 $16.46 $34,240


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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