Occupational Employment Statistics


49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers

Repair, adjust, or install all types of electric or gas household appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and ovens.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 11048$21.37/hr$15.99/hr$18.68/hr$21.62/hr$24.13/hr$27.91/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities550$18.04/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Other Services210$21.10/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Central Minnesota N/AN/A-8.5%
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/A$17.84/hr-21.9%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$24.41/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50$20.90/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 110$21.62/hr3.4%
Southwest Minnesota 150$18.07/hr-28.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 420$18.10/hr1.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 490$17.94/hrN/A
Minnesota 770$18.60/hr-2.3%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 11,830$21.18/hr3.6%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 530$17.72/hr-8.8%
Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles 210$18.67/hr-12.0%

  • Maintain stocks of parts used in on-site installation, maintenance, and repair of appliances.
  • Contact supervisors or offices to receive repair assignments.
  • Trace electrical circuits, following diagrams, and conduct tests with circuit testers and other equipment to locate shorts and grounds.
  • Refer to schematic drawings, product manuals, and troubleshooting guides to diagnose and repair problems.
  • Talk to customers or refer to work orders to establish the nature of appliance malfunctions.
  • Instruct customers regarding operation and care of appliances, and provide information such as emergency service numbers.
  • Level refrigerators, adjust doors, and connect water lines to water pipes for ice makers and water dispensers, using hand tools.
  • Observe and test operation of appliances following installation, and make any initial installation adjustments that are necessary.
  • Refer to schematic drawings, product manuals, and troubleshooting guides to diagnose and repair problems.
  • Reassemble units after repairs are made, making adjustments and cleaning and lubricating parts as needed.