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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 32027$25.31/hr$17.01/hr$19.52/hr$24.61/hr$30.77/hr$33.61/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,450$24.24/hr
Professional and Business Services50$24.91/hr
Other Services140$19.49/hr
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
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$29.93/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 80$24.24/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 110$24.61/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 210$30.02/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 210$24.04/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 220$24.77/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 250$24.20/hr7.4%
Central Minnesota 280$24.38/hr6.1%
Northwest Minnesota 320$24.35/hr7.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 320$24.61/hr7.6%
Southwest Balance of State 410$24.11/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 460$24.84/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 480$24.16/hr7.2%
Minnesota 1,760$24.24/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.