Occupational Employment Statistics


49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems. Excludes “Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 29083$19.95/hr$14.26/hr$16.42/hr$19.76/hr$23.36/hr$26.75/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining40$21.41/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,370$21.19/hr
Other Services80$24.92/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$25.45/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$23.05/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 110$20.35/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 120$21.24/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 150$22.17/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 210$18.67/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 230$21.42/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 270$21.67/hr6.0%
Southeast Minnesota 280$20.78/hr-2.7%
Northwest Minnesota 290$19.76/hr9.6%
Central Minnesota 300$21.18/hr12.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 340$21.55/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 390$24.52/hr13.7%
Southwest Balance of State 520$22.98/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,630$21.62/hr8.7%

  • Clean and lubricate parts.
  • Repair or replace defective parts, using hand tools, milling and woodworking machines, lathes, welding equipment, grinders, or saws.
  • Maintain, repair, and overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, and irrigation systems.
  • Dismantle defective machines for repair, using hand tools.
  • Record details of repairs made and parts used.
  • Reassemble machines and equipment following repair, testing operation and making adjustments as necessary.
  • Examine and listen to equipment, read inspection reports, and confer with customers to locate and diagnose malfunctions.
  • Fabricate new metal parts, using drill presses, engine lathes, and other machine tools.
  • Tune or overhaul engines.
  • Test and replace electrical components and wiring, using test meters, soldering equipment, and hand tools.