Occupational Employment Statistics


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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 6022$20.44/hr$15.03/hr$16.45/hr$18.95/hr$23.47/hr$29.37/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities370$19.49/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/A$16.64/hr
Professional and Business Services170$17.95/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and Hospitality20$24.40/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southeast Minnesota N/A$16.54/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/A$18.93/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$14.65/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$15.70/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/A$19.62/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/A$16.66/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$18.98/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$19.10/hr1.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$21.69/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$18.66/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$19.76/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 60$18.95/hr31.5%
Southwest Minnesota 60$19.22/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 140$18.07/hr16.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 340$18.80/hr8.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 410$20.11/hrN/A
Minnesota 750$18.46/hr13.4%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians 510$21.32/hr1.1%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,770$22.91/hr8.7%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 7,100$25.36/hr9.9%
Motorcycle Mechanics 410$21.81/hr6.0%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 11,830$21.18/hr3.6%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers N/AN/AN/A
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 490$21.22/hr5.4%

  • 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.