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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
Northwest Minnesota 52028$28.41/hr$18.32/hr$23.65/hr$28.44/hr$32.88/hr$38.61/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining170$38.92/hr
Construction800$33.69/hr
Manufacturing220$31.89/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities3,230$30.67/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Financial Activities490$29.29/hr
Professional and Business Services440$31.58/hr
Education and Health Services70$34.35/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services290$27.05/hr
Public Administration640$34.30/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 100$29.86/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 130$30.44/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 150$30.57/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 230$30.97/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 280$31.24/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 310$30.31/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 380$26.47/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 390$29.25/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 430$31.58/hr3.6%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 440$31.59/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 440$27.40/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 460$31.27/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 520$28.44/hr6.0%
Southwest Minnesota 540$28.58/hr5.8%
Southeast Minnesota 590$29.88/hr7.1%
Central Minnesota 770$30.34/hr5.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,360$31.70/hr5.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,800$31.69/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,360$30.90/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.