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)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 130140 7.71 34
United States 32,30033,800 4.8150 650810

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 16.9810.4212.92 16.2220.3024.69
Alaska 24.4915.8819.68 26.1629.3531.28

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
16921 12.431.8 21.9
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation62
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation7
UI claimants previously working in occupation27
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 104
Number of job position postings 6
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 17.3

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

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

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

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Small Engine Repair