Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
27,350 3.0 % $15.30 $31,820 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.59 $11.64 $14.67 $18.06 $22.26
Annual Wage (2) $19,940 $24,210 $30,510 $37,560 $46,290


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 9,420 6.44 $14.52 $30,190
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,320 0.31 $15.83 $32,920
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 2,330 0.13 $16.81 $34,960
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,980 0.31 $15.30 $31,820
Building Material and Supplies Dealers 1,750 0.17 $14.33 $29,810

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 9,420 6.44 $14.52 $30,190
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 1,690 2.44 $13.31 $27,680
General Rental Centers 930 2.33 $15.19 $31,590
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,480 1.13 $14.83 $30,850
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 510 0.40 $17.68 $36,780

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) $24.49 $50,940
Amusement Parks and Arcades 50 0.03 $21.47 $44,650
Local Government (OES Designation) 740 0.01 $19.99 $41,580
Elementary and Secondary Schools 120 (7) $19.34 $40,230
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 280 0.15 $19.18 $39,900


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 3,000 0.41 1.97 $13.96 $29,040
Texas 1,800 0.17 0.81 $15.27 $31,750
New York 1,370 0.16 0.76 $16.37 $34,050
Pennsylvania 1,260 0.23 1.08 $14.90 $30,990
Ohio 1,250 0.25 1.18 $14.81 $30,810




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)
Maine 370 0.64 3.03 $15.33 $31,880
New Hampshire 290 0.47 2.25 $16.23 $33,760
Vermont 130 0.45 2.13 $15.59 $32,430
Delaware 170 0.43 2.03 $16.07 $33,420
Florida 3,000 0.41 1.97 $13.96 $29,040




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 600 0.19 0.90 $19.85 $41,280
Hawaii 110 0.19 0.89 $18.82 $39,150
Maryland 440 0.18 0.84 $18.41 $38,280
Connecticut 310 0.19 0.92 $18.00 $37,450
New Jersey 510 0.14 0.65 $17.95 $37,330





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 520 0.20 0.94 $14.83 $30,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 430 0.19 0.88 $17.45 $36,300
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 430 0.25 1.20 $15.23 $31,680
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 420 0.42 1.98 $13.63 $28,350
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 370 0.33 1.56 $11.93 $24,810
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 310 0.31 1.47 $14.20 $29,540
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 290 0.24 1.12 $17.69 $36,800
St. Louis, MO-IL 280 0.22 1.06 $15.73 $32,710
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.15 0.74 $20.28 $42,170
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 270 0.53 2.51 $15.19 $31,590




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)
Naples-Marco Island, FL 220 1.87 8.91 $11.80 $24,540
Fond du Lac, WI 60 1.42 6.77 $13.26 $27,570
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 50 1.09 5.20 $13.61 $28,300
Eugene-Springfield, OR 140 1.06 5.03 $14.74 $30,670
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 150 0.98 4.65 $13.20 $27,460
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 70 0.94 4.46 $12.57 $26,150
Portsmouth, NH-ME 50 0.89 4.22 $18.04 $37,520
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 40 0.88 4.17 $14.18 $29,490
Missoula, MT 40 0.78 3.71 $13.42 $27,900
Morristown, TN 30 0.76 3.62 $10.68 $22,210




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)
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 70 0.18 0.84 $22.99 $47,820
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.05 0.23 $22.13 $46,040
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.09 0.43 $21.63 $44,990
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 240 0.05 0.22 $21.56 $44,850
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.15 0.74 $20.28 $42,170
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 0.60 $20.15 $41,910
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY (8) (8) (8) $20.01 $41,620
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 60 0.53 2.53 $19.82 $41,220
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.20 $19.72 $41,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 0.13 $19.67 $40,910

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 1.45 6.91 $12.76 $26,540
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.90 4.30 $11.10 $23,080
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.46 2.21 $12.88 $26,780
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 130 0.95 4.54 $13.73 $28,560
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.85 4.04 $13.70 $28,500

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 200 1.45 6.91 $12.76 $26,540
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 1.06 5.03 $13.96 $29,030
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 1.01 4.80 $12.82 $26,670
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 130 0.95 4.54 $13.73 $28,560
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 60 0.92 4.38 $15.36 $31,940

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)
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.66 $45,060
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.73 $20.21 $42,040
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 2.99 $18.22 $37,910
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.21 $37,870
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.93 $37,290


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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