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Small Engine Mechanics Salary Information

The salary statistics of small engine mechanics are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of small engine mechanics in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of small engine mechanics within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The 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. Small Engine Mechanics Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for small engine mechanics. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) small engine mechanics is $56,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,270. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 154% 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 small engine mechanics from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Table 2. Small Engine Mechanics Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of small engine mechanics in 15 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 small engine mechanics occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $45,230. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $33,910).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
Transportation and Warehousing
Educational Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Wholesale Trade
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
Accommodation and Food Services
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Retail Trade
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
Health Care and Social Assistance


Highest paying industries for small engine mechanics.