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Occupational Employment Statistics


49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs. Excludes “Maintenance Workers, Machinery" (49-9043).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 2,31066$24.03/hr$15.22/hr$19.04/hr$23.99/hr$29.67/hr$31.14/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining400$31.23/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,830$24.15/hr
Financial Activities4,610$24.22/hr
Professional and Business Services2,220$24.00/hr
Education and Health Services3,870$23.89/hr
Leisure and Hospitality2,280$19.04/hr
Other Services680$18.35/hr
Public Administration3,980$24.87/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 570$19.10/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 600$23.76/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 740$23.99/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 790$23.95/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 790$23.89/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 840$23.22/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 1,020$20.83/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 1,240$23.73/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,560$23.76/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,580$23.86/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 1,840$23.76/hr3.8%
Northeast Minnesota 2,030$23.98/hr5.6%
Southeast Minnesota 2,090$23.79/hr5.8%
Northwest Balance of State 2,120$23.23/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 2,310$23.99/hr4.8%
Northwest Minnesota 2,370$23.33/hr7.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 12,930$24.55/hr4.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 14,440$24.55/hrN/A
Minnesota 24,520$24.12/hr4.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,540$26.31/hr12.6%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 4,140$31.27/hr3.2%
Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 380$23.99/hrN/A

  • Perform general cleaning of buildings or properties.
  • Repair machines, equipment, or structures, using tools such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, wrenches, or equipment such as precision measuring instruments or electrical or electronic testing devices.
  • Paint or repair roofs, windows, doors, floors, woodwork, plaster, drywall, or other parts of building structures.
  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
  • Test and treat water supply.
  • Perform routine maintenance, such as inspecting drives, motors, or belts, checking fluid levels, replacing filters, or doing other preventive maintenance actions.
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
  • Test and treat water supply.
  • Maintain or repair specialized equipment or machinery located in cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores, offices, or factories.
  • Adjust functional parts of devices or control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, or straightedges.