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Salary, Wages, Pay: Small Engine Mechanics




Median hourly earnings of motorcycle mechanics were $13.70 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $10.58 and $17.53. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $8.48, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $21.95. Median hourly earnings in May 2004 in other motor vehicle dealers, the industry employing the largest number of motorcycle mechanics, were $13.60.

Median hourly earnings of motorboat mechanics were $14.74. The middle 50 percent earned between $11.46 and $18.11. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.21, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $21.90. Median hourly earnings in May 2004 in other motor vehicle dealers, the industry employing the largest number of motorboat mechanics, were $14.29.

Median hourly earnings of outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics were $11.98 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $9.44 and $15.25. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $7.53, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $19.19. Median hourly earnings in lawn and garden equipment and supplies stores, the industry employing the largest number of outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics, were $11.40.

Small engine mechanics tend to receive few benefits in small shops, but those employed in larger shops often receive paid vacations, sick leave, and health insurance. Some employers also pay for work-related training and provide uniforms.