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Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics Salary Information

The salary statistics of outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,680
25th Percentile Wage
$26,860
50th Percentile Wage
$33,730
75th Percentile Wage
$42,230
90th Percentile Wage
$51,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics is $51,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,680. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 136% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201633,7303.02%9.55%
201532,7101.80%-
201432,1204.92%-
201330,5400.10%-
201230,510--

Table 2. Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics in 12 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $44,410. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $29,540).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$44,410
Educational Services
$39,530
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$39,400
Manufacturing
$37,880
Accommodation and Food Services
$36,560
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$36,530
Wholesale Trade
$36,310
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$35,390
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$34,740
Construction
$34,570
Retail Trade
$31,780
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$29,540

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics by States

From the above tables we note that not only outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $24,160 to $48,140. The highest paying state for outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $48,140. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $24,160. For more salary information of outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Hawaii
$48,140
Connecticut
$46,600
New Jersey
$43,840
Massachusetts
$41,940
Montana
$41,910
Nevada
$41,320
Missouri
$38,950
Washington
$38,460
Maryland
$37,860
Colorado
$37,090
Illinois
$37,070
California
$36,970
Wyoming
$36,960
New Hampshire
$36,620
Oregon
$36,510
Delaware
$34,870
Minnesota
$34,760
New York
$34,720
Rhode Island
$34,390
Vermont
$34,370
North Dakota
$34,200
Virginia
$34,090
Florida
$33,350
Georgia
$33,220
Arizona
$33,190
Idaho
$33,010
Wisconsin
$32,620
Kansas
$32,520
Texas
$32,410
Maine
$32,260
North Carolina
$32,250
Iowa
$32,010
Michigan
$31,820
Indiana
$31,740
Pennsylvania
$31,230
South Carolina
$31,070
Mississippi
$30,590
Louisiana
$30,560
Utah
$30,410
South Dakota
$30,050
New Mexico
$29,960
Alabama
$29,710
Tennessee
$29,710
Ohio
$29,470
Arkansas
$29,240
Nebraska
$28,330
Kentucky
$27,970
West Virginia
$27,900
Oklahoma
$24,160


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