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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
Southwest Minnesota  5      


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities310$22.93/hr
Financial Activities120$23.01/hr
Professional and Business Services40$25.14/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and Hospitality90$21.48/hr
Other Services110$22.41/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/A7.1%
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$21.66/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$18.71/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$19.79/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$23.77/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$20.92/hr0.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$20.48/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$23.11/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$21.75/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 50$23.12/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 100$21.05/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 100$22.54/hr6.2%
Northwest Minnesota 110$21.06/hr6.4%
Central Minnesota 120$22.93/hr4.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 280$23.44/hr0.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 350$23.27/hrN/A
Minnesota 680$22.87/hr2.7%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians 650$23.32/hr17.1%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,800$24.83/hr7.4%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6,630$29.90/hr6.4%
Motorcycle Mechanics 440$18.77/hr9.5%
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 11,610$24.40/hr-5.4%
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 430$22.91/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.