Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (49-3053)

Occupation description:  Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul small engines used to power lawn mowers, chain saws, recreational sporting equipment and related equipment.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 122127 4.15 814
United States 37,60041,500 10.31,600 2,4004,390

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 17.3210.6413.08 16.5320.6725.31
Alaska 22.0715.4917.53 21.3126.5131.76

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
15514 9.035.6 28.8
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation42
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation8
UI claimants previously working in occupation20
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 111
Number of job position postings 7
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 15.9

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
ATV Mechanic/M300
Outboard Mechanic/M301

 Degree
Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
Small Engines Certificate

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Small Engine Repair