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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists



Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul buses and trucks, or maintain and repair any type of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile or marine diesel engines.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northeast Minnesota 45032$29.37/hr$22.24/hr$23.98/hr$30.25/hr$31.85/hr$40.17/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining130$32.05/hr
Construction650$35.84/hr
Manufacturing240$30.44/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities3,710$28.44/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Financial Activities250$24.91/hr
Professional and Business Services320$26.38/hr
Education and Health Services130$25.17/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services850$26.67/hr
Public Administration480$31.11/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 120$24.48/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 140$26.74/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 160$30.43/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 220$29.53/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 300$30.25/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 400$25.40/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 450$30.25/hr3.6%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 450$30.28/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 510$24.47/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 510$24.37/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 520$28.51/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 530$24.23/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 610$24.47/hr6.0%
Southwest Minnesota 680$24.59/hr5.8%
Southeast Minnesota 690$25.17/hr7.1%
Central Minnesota 970$27.13/hr5.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,110$30.77/hr5.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,620$30.77/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,750$30.19/hr6.4%




  • Inspect, repair, and maintain automotive and mechanical equipment and machinery, such as pumps and compressors.
  • Test drive trucks and buses to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly.
  • Perform routine maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and machinery.
  • Examine and adjust protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices.
  • Raise trucks, buses, and heavy parts or equipment using hydraulic jacks or hoists.
  • Follow green operational practices involving conservation of water or energy or reduction of solid waste.
  • Use handtools, such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, or precision instruments, as well as power tools, such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, welding equipment, or jacks and hoists.
  • Repair or adjust seats, doors, or windows.
  • Use handtools, such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, pressure gauges, or precision instruments, as well as power tools, such as pneumatic wrenches, lathes, welding equipment, or jacks and hoists.
  • Attach test instruments to equipment, and read dials and gauges to diagnose malfunctions.