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Occupational Employment Statistics


49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. Excludes “Millwrights" (49-9044), "Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines" (49-3042), and "Maintenance Workers, Machinery" (49-9043).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Minnesota 6,000258$32.54/hr$23.62/hr$25.67/hr$31.45/hr$38.00/hr$42.45/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining360$32.49/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,430$32.22/hr
Professional and Business Services150$37.13/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services430$28.85/hr
Public Administration110$31.43/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 100$25.73/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 130$37.73/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 150$30.62/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 150$28.33/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 190$25.74/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 230$30.00/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 310$30.72/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 370$29.28/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 390$29.37/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 390$31.14/hr19.6%
Central Minnesota 490$30.54/hr20.3%
Southwest Minnesota 610$28.75/hr20.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 670$32.53/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 670$25.35/hr18.6%
Southeast Balance of State 680$25.85/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 730$32.53/hr6.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,040$32.31/hr19.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,520$32.05/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,000$31.45/hr18.9%

  • Examine parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear.
  • Clean, lubricate, or adjust parts, equipment, or machinery.
  • Repair or maintain the operating condition of industrial production or processing machinery or equipment.
  • Observe and test the operation of machinery or equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters or other testing devices.
  • Operate newly repaired machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs.
  • Record parts or materials used and order or requisition new parts or materials, as necessary.
  • Record repairs and maintenance performed.
  • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.
  • Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components of machinery or equipment.
  • Disassemble machinery or equipment to remove parts and make repairs.