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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 42063$20.42/hr$14.07/hr$16.92/hr$20.64/hr$23.58/hr$26.50/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/A$25.00/hr
Construction270$23.70/hr
Manufacturing240$27.98/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities3,800$24.25/hr
Financial Activities210$25.09/hr
Professional and Business Services320$23.20/hr
Education and Health Services70$24.59/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services1,520$24.23/hr
Public Administration540$28.44/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 120$23.11/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 140$22.05/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 240$24.87/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 250$24.92/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 270$23.02/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 310$25.55/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 360$25.04/hr1.1%
St Cloud MN MSA 390$21.90/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 420$20.64/hr9.4%
Southeast Balance of State 430$22.74/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 430$24.08/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 440$20.12/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 440$20.83/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 630$24.02/hr13.5%
Southwest Minnesota 680$21.72/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 950$23.27/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,860$26.72/hr7.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,310$26.48/hrN/A
Minnesota 7,020$24.85/hr9.9%




  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Inspect and verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications.