Occupational Employment Statistics


49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining. Excludes “Rail Car Repairers" (49-3043) and "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 25055$27.61/hr$17.11/hr$21.51/hr$28.09/hr$33.76/hr$39.01/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining270$23.30/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,260$28.85/hr
Financial Activities100$28.22/hr
Professional and Business Services110$26.70/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/A$28.04/hr
Public Administration440$28.40/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$27.49/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 50$26.71/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 60$24.10/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$28.04/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 150$24.76/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 150$25.13/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 150$27.77/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 180$27.84/hr-6.1%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 190$25.66/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 230$27.69/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 250$27.96/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 250$28.09/hr7.2%
Southwest Minnesota 260$27.55/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 320$25.77/hr16.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 400$24.94/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 510$25.32/hr6.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,650$29.20/hr5.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,730$29.14/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,130$28.30/hr7.4%

  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly to ensure proper performance and compliance with manufacturers' specifications.
  • Operate and inspect machines or heavy equipment to diagnose defects.
  • Research, order, and maintain parts inventory for services and repairs.
  • Clean parts by spraying them with grease solvent or immersing them in tanks of solvent.
  • Read and understand operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings.
  • Clean, lubricate, and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment and vehicles.
  • Schedule maintenance for industrial machines and equipment, and keep equipment service records.
  • Diagnose faults or malfunctions to determine required repairs, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices.
  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts.
  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.