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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 19074$27.68/hr$21.40/hr$26.01/hr$28.40/hr$30.23/hr$31.69/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining110$25.19/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,470$30.18/hr
Financial Activities50$30.08/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$28.04/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/A$28.32/hr
Public Administration410$29.77/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA 30$29.79/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$28.92/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$26.37/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$27.93/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 100$23.53/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 160$27.56/hr10.5%
Southwest Balance of State 160$25.20/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 180$28.05/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 190$28.40/hr-6.1%
St Cloud MN MSA 220$27.54/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 240$25.86/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 270$29.77/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 280$28.79/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 320$28.74/hr7.2%
Northeast Minnesota 340$27.94/hr6.2%
Central Minnesota 450$26.91/hr16.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,820$30.66/hr5.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,960$30.48/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,310$29.67/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.