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 480151$21.62/hr$15.00/hr$17.26/hr$21.06/hr$24.76/hr$30.20/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/A$28.56/hr
Construction330$24.61/hr
Manufacturing230$28.48/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities3,980$24.51/hr
Financial Activities160$24.04/hr
Professional and Business Services320$24.96/hr
Education and Health Services80$27.27/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services1,400$24.91/hr
Public Administration580$29.26/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 100$23.69/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 120$22.64/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 210$26.95/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 210$24.37/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 280$25.11/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 310$26.17/hr1.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 320$26.30/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 380$22.97/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 410$25.54/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 470$23.91/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 480$21.06/hr9.4%
Northwest Balance of State 520$20.41/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 520$21.46/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 650$22.60/hr9.8%
Southeast Minnesota 720$24.53/hr13.5%
Central Minnesota 930$24.56/hr16.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,740$26.94/hr7.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,230$26.77/hrN/A
Minnesota 7,100$25.36/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.