Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
28,250 2.8 % $15.47 $32,180 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.57 $11.73 $14.68 $18.26 $22.64
Annual Wage (2) $19,900 $24,400 $30,540 $37,980 $47,090


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 9,500 6.44 $14.67 $30,510
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,680 0.33 $15.98 $33,240
Services to Buildings and Dwellings 2,770 0.15 $17.35 $36,080
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,040 2.87 $13.43 $27,930
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,960 0.30 $15.90 $33,070

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 9,500 6.44 $14.67 $30,510
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 2,040 2.87 $13.43 $27,930
General Rental Centers 1,020 2.59 $15.44 $32,110
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1,500 1.11 $14.55 $30,250
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 3,680 0.33 $15.98 $33,240

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) 40 (7) $24.76 $51,490
Local Government (OES Designation) 700 0.01 $20.26 $42,130
State Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $19.72 $41,020
Elementary and Secondary Schools 130 (7) $19.65 $40,880
Amusement Parks and Arcades 30 0.02 $19.38 $40,310


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 2,830 0.38 1.79 $14.07 $29,270
Texas 1,860 0.17 0.80 $16.32 $33,940
Pennsylvania 1,550 0.28 1.29 $14.77 $30,730
California 1,520 0.10 0.48 $17.30 $35,970
Ohio 1,160 0.23 1.06 $14.25 $29,630




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 150 0.52 2.42 $16.08 $33,440
Delaware 190 0.47 2.21 $16.31 $33,920
Maine 240 0.42 1.96 $14.79 $30,770
North Dakota 170 0.40 1.89 $19.39 $40,340
New Hampshire 240 0.39 1.82 $17.01 $35,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 140 0.24 1.12 $19.71 $40,990
North Dakota 170 0.40 1.89 $19.39 $40,340
Massachusetts 530 0.16 0.76 $19.30 $40,140
Connecticut 360 0.22 1.03 $19.21 $39,950
Wyoming 40 0.14 0.66 $18.22 $37,900





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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 680 0.38 1.79 $15.13 $31,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 620 0.22 1.05 $18.67 $38,840
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 410 0.40 1.86 $14.01 $29,140
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 380 0.17 0.78 $14.66 $30,490
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 330 0.29 1.36 $12.25 $25,470
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 330 0.41 1.94 $12.49 $25,990
St. Louis, MO-IL 330 0.25 1.19 $16.18 $33,650
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 320 0.62 2.90 $16.15 $33,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 310 0.13 0.62 $18.37 $38,210
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.17 0.79 $20.84 $43,350




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 210 1.73 8.11 $12.43 $25,840
Harrisonburg, VA 70 1.12 5.25 $15.18 $31,570
Fond du Lac, WI 50 1.08 5.06 $15.00 $31,200
Eugene-Springfield, OR 140 1.02 4.80 $14.87 $30,940
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 40 0.87 4.10 $14.16 $29,460
Morristown, TN 40 0.85 3.99 $11.77 $24,470
Port St. Lucie, FL 100 0.83 3.89 $14.64 $30,460
Punta Gorda, FL 30 0.79 3.72 $13.77 $28,640
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 150 0.72 3.37 $13.92 $28,940
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 40 0.66 3.12 $11.84 $24,630




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 60 0.15 0.71 $23.18 $48,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.12 $23.05 $47,930
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $22.81 $47,450
Danbury, CT (8) (8) (8) $22.16 $46,090
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 0.06 0.30 $22.09 $45,950
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 50 0.14 0.67 $21.56 $44,840
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.14 $21.40 $44,510
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.18 $21.08 $43,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.17 0.79 $20.84 $43,350
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 210 0.04 0.19 $20.50 $42,630

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)
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 1.22 5.73 $12.30 $25,580
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 1.23 5.78 $12.78 $26,580
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.58 2.74 $13.00 $27,040
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.46 2.14 $12.82 $26,670
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 130 0.71 3.31 $14.27 $29,680

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)
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 70 1.56 7.31 $15.27 $31,770
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 170 1.23 5.78 $12.78 $26,580
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 1.22 5.73 $12.30 $25,580
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 80 1.10 5.14 $15.47 $32,180
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 120 0.83 3.88 $14.63 $30,430

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 90 0.58 2.71 $20.86 $43,390
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.13 $41,860
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.91 $39,330
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.76 $39,020
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.47 2.19 $17.56 $36,530


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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