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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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northeast Minnesota 306$19.88/hr$14.47/hr$14.99/hr$19.03/hr$23.79/hr$30.20/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities370$21.89/hr
Financial Activities90$18.74/hr
Professional and Business Services60$23.85/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and Hospitality40$23.47/hr
Other Services100$18.49/hr
Public Administration10$30.50/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 10$23.71/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$19.32/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$17.44/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$19.03/hr0.0%
Southwest Minnesota 30$20.21/hr7.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$23.99/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$19.03/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$21.89/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$18.49/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 50$23.44/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 60$18.72/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 70$18.72/hr6.4%
Southeast Minnesota 90$19.58/hr6.2%
Central Minnesota 120$19.85/hr4.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 350$21.84/hr0.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 400$21.84/hrN/A
Minnesota 680$20.03/hr2.7%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians 530$23.61/hr17.1%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,760$24.24/hr7.4%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6,750$30.19/hr6.4%
Motorcycle Mechanics 490$19.09/hr9.5%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 12,930$24.23/hr-5.4%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 260$22.77/hrN/A


  • Obtain problem descriptions from customers, and prepare cost estimates for repairs.
  • Dismantle engines, using hand tools, and examine parts for defects.
  • Adjust points, valves, carburetors, distributors, and spark plug gaps, using feeler gauges.
  • Show customers how to maintain equipment.
  • Test and inspect engines to determine malfunctions, to locate missing and broken parts, and to verify repairs, using diagnostic instruments.
  • Record repairs made, time spent, and parts used.
  • Repair and maintain gasoline engines used to power equipment such as portable saws, lawn mowers, generators, and compressors.
  • Repair or replace defective parts such as magnetos, water pumps, gears, pistons, and carburetors, using hand tools.
  • Perform routine maintenance such as cleaning and oiling parts, honing cylinders, and tuning ignition systems.
  • Test and inspect engines to determine malfunctions, to locate missing and broken parts, and to verify repairs, using diagnostic instruments.