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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 31036$28.21/hr$18.55/hr$24.22/hr$30.11/hr$31.16/hr$36.56/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining20$32.68/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,550$29.99/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA 50$24.88/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$30.92/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 150$26.09/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 160$27.24/hr7.4%
Southeast Balance of State 170$30.47/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 200$30.51/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 220$31.61/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 270$31.26/hr7.6%
Northwest Minnesota 310$30.11/hr7.1%
Central Minnesota 350$29.48/hr6.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 360$30.65/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 490$29.74/hr7.2%
Southwest Balance of State 490$29.69/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,630$30.03/hr7.4%

  • 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.