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Occupational Employment Statistics


49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs. Excludes “Maintenance Workers, Machinery" (49-9043).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Minnesota 29,000609$27.08/hr$17.76/hr$22.19/hr$25.73/hr$31.46/hr$37.57/hr
U S 1,503,15012,025$24.85/hr$15.45/hr$18.60/hr$23.37/hr$29.85/hr$36.78/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining250$39.03/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities2,870$28.33/hr
Financial Activities5,190$25.52/hr
Professional and Business Services2,780$24.21/hr
Education and Health Services4,310$24.21/hr
Leisure and Hospitality2,440$19.94/hr
Other Services590$22.19/hr
Public Administration4,630$28.69/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 650$22.02/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 720$24.91/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 720$23.69/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 800$25.01/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 850$23.67/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 1,000$25.50/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,220$23.86/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 1,490$24.04/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,640$24.21/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,800$25.52/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 2,050$24.21/hr5.6%
Southwest Minnesota 2,140$24.91/hr3.8%
Southeast Minnesota 2,270$25.52/hr5.8%
Northwest Balance of State 2,790$24.04/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 2,840$25.25/hr4.8%
Northwest Minnesota 3,050$24.14/hr7.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 15,810$28.27/hr4.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 17,460$28.13/hrN/A
Minnesota 29,000$25.73/hr4.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,790$30.25/hr12.6%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 4,600$32.94/hr3.2%
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 410$23.65/hrN/A

  • Perform general cleaning of buildings or properties.
  • Repair machines, equipment, or structures, using tools such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, wrenches, or equipment such as precision measuring instruments or electrical or electronic testing devices.
  • Paint or repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, plaster, drywall, or other parts of building structures.
  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
  • Test and treat water supply.
  • Perform routine maintenance, such as inspecting drives, motors, or belts, checking fluid levels, replacing filters, or doing other preventive maintenance actions.
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
  • Test and treat water supply.
  • Maintain or repair specialized equipment or machinery located in cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores, offices, or factories.
  • Adjust functional parts of devices or control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, or straightedges.