Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
26,610 2.9 % $15.06 $31,330 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.38 $11.57 $14.52 $17.82 $21.85
Annual Wage (2) $19,510 $24,060 $30,200 $37,060 $45,440


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 9,530 6.95 $14.49 $30,140
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 2,980 0.28 $15.27 $31,750
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2,000 0.32 $15.65 $32,550
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,970 0.19 $13.73 $28,550
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 1,860 0.10 $16.32 $33,940

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 9,530 6.95 $14.49 $30,140
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,680 2.44 $13.71 $28,520
General Rental Centers 800 1.97 $15.51 $32,250
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,380 1.07 $14.27 $29,680
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 600 0.52 $18.11 $37,680

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) 50 (7) $24.42 $50,780
Elementary and Secondary Schools 100 (7) $21.17 $44,020
Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $20.85 $43,380
Local Government (OES Designation) 690 0.01 $19.32 $40,190
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $19.08 $39,680


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 2,740 0.38 1.85 $13.89 $28,900
Texas 1,830 0.18 0.85 $15.79 $32,840
New York 1,380 0.16 0.79 $15.94 $33,160
North Carolina 1,360 0.36 1.72 $14.92 $31,030
Ohio 1,240 0.25 1.20 $13.91 $28,940




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 240 0.81 3.92 $15.74 $32,740
Maine 300 0.52 2.50 $15.05 $31,310
New Hampshire 290 0.48 2.29 $16.08 $33,440
Delaware 170 0.41 1.98 $15.30 $31,830
Florida 2,740 0.38 1.85 $13.89 $28,900




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 0.45 $20.24 $42,100
Massachusetts 610 0.19 0.93 $18.87 $39,260
Alaska 60 0.19 0.93 $18.30 $38,070
Connecticut 270 0.17 0.80 $18.13 $37,710
Rhode Island 60 0.14 0.69 $17.97 $37,370





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 560 0.22 1.05 $15.88 $33,020
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 410 0.38 1.81 $11.16 $23,200
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 410 0.42 2.02 $13.86 $28,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 370 0.16 0.78 $16.90 $35,150
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 340 0.19 0.91 $19.28 $40,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 300 0.17 0.84 $17.75 $36,910
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 280 0.08 0.38 $15.79 $32,850
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 270 0.27 1.32 $13.70 $28,490
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 260 0.21 1.03 $14.16 $29,440
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 260 0.32 1.55 $15.33 $31,890




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)
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 70 1.09 5.24 $12.22 $25,430
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 120 1.04 4.99 $15.49 $32,220
Eugene-Springfield, OR 140 1.00 4.83 $15.17 $31,560
Fond du Lac, WI 40 0.98 4.72 $13.08 $27,200
Naples-Marco Island, FL 110 0.96 4.62 $14.83 $30,850
Portsmouth, NH-ME 50 0.92 4.41 $18.30 $38,050
Ames, IA 40 0.89 4.29 $17.14 $35,650
Lancaster, PA 190 0.85 4.08 $13.05 $27,150
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 40 0.82 3.96 $12.93 $26,900
Asheville, NC 130 0.77 3.69 $12.12 $25,210




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 30 0.08 0.41 $21.85 $45,440
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 50 0.15 0.71 $21.26 $44,230
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.05 0.22 $21.08 $43,840
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.18 $21.01 $43,690
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.04 0.19 $20.64 $42,920
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.41 $42,450
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.50 $20.23 $42,090
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.69 $40,960
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 40 0.05 0.24 $19.42 $40,400
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 340 0.19 0.91 $19.28 $40,090

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)
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 160 1.12 5.42 $13.65 $28,400
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 130 0.83 4.01 $10.44 $21,710
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.42 2.05 $13.69 $28,480
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 120 0.53 2.57 $11.99 $24,930
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.71 3.44 $14.60 $30,370

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)
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 160 1.12 5.42 $13.65 $28,400
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 70 1.09 5.27 $11.46 $23,840
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 1.03 4.96 $14.15 $29,430
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.92 4.44 $14.21 $29,560
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.85 4.12 $16.87 $35,090

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 60 0.43 2.06 $19.49 $40,540
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.43 $38,330
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.16 $37,770
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.51 2.45 $17.85 $37,140
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 0.85 4.12 $16.87 $35,090


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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