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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 2,160141$20.17/hr$13.02/hr$16.60/hr$19.84/hr$23.61/hr$28.02/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining50$25.53/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities2,260$23.25/hr
Financial Activities4,180$20.65/hr
Professional and Business Services1,450$21.77/hr
Education and Health Services3,710$20.14/hr
Leisure and Hospitality2,830$17.81/hr
Other Services450$18.27/hr
Public Administration3,850$24.21/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 560$20.51/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 590$17.85/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 640$20.38/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 780$21.16/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 820$19.70/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 890$19.67/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 910$20.06/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 1,200$19.66/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,310$19.69/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,580$21.69/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,600$20.41/hr6.7%
Southwest Minnesota 1,800$20.03/hr3.4%
Northwest Balance of State 1,920$19.80/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 2,020$21.13/hr7.4%
Northwest Minnesota 2,160$19.84/hr7.0%
Central Minnesota 2,420$21.46/hr10.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 12,820$22.75/hr6.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 14,340$22.74/hrN/A
Minnesota 22,750$21.73/hr6.9%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 490$21.22/hr5.4%
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 1,070$14.00/hr6.6%
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 9,950$36.21/hr13.1%

  • Perform general cleaning duties 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dismantle machines, equipment, or devices to access and remove defective parts, using hoists, cranes, hand tools, or power tools.
  • Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical or electronic components, pipe systems, plumbing, machinery, or equipment.