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
Southeast Minnesota 55079$26.05/hr$19.17/hr$21.67/hr$25.53/hr$29.38/hr$33.32/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/A$34.82/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,070$28.54/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services340$25.48/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services530$24.57/hr
Public Administration90$29.75/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 90$26.03/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$24.46/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 120$24.62/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 180$25.86/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 250$24.53/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 290$25.37/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 340$27.23/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 460$23.10/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 520$24.54/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 550$25.53/hr14.2%
Northwest Minnesota 640$23.60/hr24.6%
Southeast Balance of State 680$25.14/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 730$33.69/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 760$23.99/hr11.7%
Northeast Minnesota 800$33.21/hr6.2%
Central Minnesota 930$27.76/hr10.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,530$28.92/hr4.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,060$28.80/hrN/A
Minnesota 7,050$28.03/hr9.1%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 490$21.22/hr5.4%
Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers 300$20.23/hr9.6%
Millwrights 1,090$27.14/hr6.7%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 1,110$32.31/hr6.1%
Plant and System Operators, All Other 120$33.85/hr5.6%
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,830$33.67/hr1.9%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 7,100$25.36/hr9.9%
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 3,310$29.67/hr7.4%
Machinists 10,980$24.58/hr5.5%
Boilermakers 40$35.56/hr1.9%

  • 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.