Small engine mechanics

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
36.7k
Average Age
42.2
Average Salary
$37,139
Average Male Salary
$37,343
Average Female Salary
$27,695

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 Support activities for mining. Small engine mechanics are paid most in Northeast Oklahoma PUMA, OK but are relatively concentrated in Manatee County (South) PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$37,139
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,493

In 2020, Small engine mechanics earned an average of $37,139, $18,814 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Logging workers make somewhat more than Small engine mechanics while Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers 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

0.329
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Small engine mechanics had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.329, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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Spatial Concentration

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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Small engine mechanics, by average wage, are Support activities for mining, Natural gas distribution, and Car Dealers.

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Industries by Share

36.7k
2020 Workforce
± 4,700
−4.4%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 18.8%

The number of people employed as Small engine mechanics has been declining at a rate of −4.4%, from 38,339 people in 2019 to 36,652 people in 2020.

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  30%, followed by Other motor vehicle dealers with 25.1% and Lawn & garden equipment & supplies stores with 8.41%.

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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 42.3 and of female Small engine mechanics is 36.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Small engine mechanics is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

35.9k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,650
774
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 683

97.9% of Small engine mechanics are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Small engine mechanics.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Small engine mechanics
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

80.6% of Small engine mechanics are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.3% of Small engine mechanics, White (Hispanic) 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 Sex

42.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.91
36.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 12.5

The median age of Small engine mechanics is 42.2, and Male employees are generally 5.63 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 Engineering but a relatively high number of Small engine mechanics hold a major in Engineering.

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 Equipment Maintenance. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Small engine mechanics need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Equipment Selection.

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