Small engine mechanics

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Total Workforce

37.6k

Average Age

42.3

Estimated Job Growth

4.79%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$33,965

Average Male Salary

$34,159

Average Female Salary

$28,077

About

Small engine mechanics are most often employed by the Personal & household goods repair & maintenance industry. The average yearly wage for Small engine mechanics was $33,965 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Small engine mechanics by wage are Industrial truck & tractor operators, Prepress technicians & workers, and Other teachers & instructors.

Small engine mechanics are part of the Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, Avionics technicians, Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers, Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles, Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers, Security & fire alarm systems installers, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, Automotive body & related repairers, Automotive glass installers & repairers, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, Small engine mechanics, Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers, Control & valve installers & repairers, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, Home appliance repairers, Maintenance workers, machinery, Millwrights, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Precision instrument & equipment repairers, Maintenance & repair workers, general, Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers, Locksmiths & safe repairers, Riggers, Helpersinstallation, maintenance, & repair workers , and Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians

The top 3 locations that employ the most Small engine mechanics are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Small engine mechanics are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Small engine mechanics and on wages and locations for those in the field. Personal & household goods repair & maintenance is the industry that employs the most Small engine mechanics, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Small engine mechanics, by average wage, is Services incidental to transportation. Small engine mechanics are paid most in Grand Rapids City PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$33,965

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,602

In 2017, Small engine mechanics earned an average of $33,965, $18,100 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Industrial truck & tractor operators make somewhat more than Small engine mechanics while Other teachers & instructors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Small engine mechanics as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.311

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Small engine mechanics had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.311, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Small engine mechanics (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Small engine mechanics.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Small engine mechanics

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Small engine mechanics.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Small engine mechanics, by number of employees, are Personal & household goods repair & maintenance, Other motor vehicle dealers, and Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Small engine mechanics, by average wage, are Services incidental to transportation, Machinery, equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers , and Other motor vehicle dealers.

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Industries by Share

37.6k

2017 Workforce

± 4,759

-4.35%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 18.5%

The number of people employed as Small engine mechanics has been declining at a rate of -4.35%, from 39,294 people in 2016 to 37,584 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Small engine mechanics employed by various industries. Personal & household goods repair & maintenance employs the largest share of Small engine mechanics at  34.8%, followed by Other motor vehicle dealers with 22.8% and Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores with 6.56%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Small engine mechanics in the US. The average age of male Small engine mechanics in the workforce is 42.6 and of female Small engine mechanics is 34.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Small engine mechanics is White.

Gender Composition

36.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,682

1.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 851

96.8% of Small engine mechanics are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Small engine mechanics.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Small engine mechanics

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

86.8% of Small engine mechanics are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.85% of Small engine mechanics, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Small engine mechanics.

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Age by Gender

42.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.92

34.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 7.98

The median age of Small engine mechanics is 42.3, and Male employees are generally 8.44 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Small engine mechanics from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Small engine mechanics is Business but a relatively high number of Small engine mechanics hold a major in Business.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Small engine mechanics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Small engine mechanics need many skills, but most especially Repairing and Troubleshooting. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Small engine mechanics need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Troubleshooting.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Small engine mechanics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Small engine mechanics are expected to see a growth of 4.79% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

4.79%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Small engine mechanics. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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