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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 66073$23.86/hr$16.49/hr$18.61/hr$22.44/hr$28.00/hr$34.26/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities850$26.66/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services430$26.08/hr
Education and Health Services10$27.51/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services420$21.62/hr
Public Administration150$27.49/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 90$22.90/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 140$24.45/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 150$26.38/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 170$25.76/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 170$24.06/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 230$25.26/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 330$23.86/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 410$21.94/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 450$30.46/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 510$23.46/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 540$24.75/hr14.2%
Northeast Minnesota 570$29.32/hr6.2%
Southeast Balance of State 600$24.13/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 660$22.44/hr24.6%
Southwest Minnesota 740$22.98/hr11.7%
Central Minnesota 890$26.45/hr10.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,510$28.29/hr4.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,960$28.18/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,650$26.92/hr9.1%

  • 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.