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Occupational Employment Statistics


49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers

Help installation, maintenance, and repair workers in maintenance, parts replacement, and repair of vehicles, industrial machinery, and electrical and electronic equipment. Perform duties such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to other workers; cleaning work area, machines, and tools; and holding materials or tools for other workers.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 21017$20.32/hr$14.16/hr$15.35/hr$19.96/hr$23.43/hr$26.67/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities640$19.68/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services160$22.89/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services280$19.98/hr
Public Administration120$15.44/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$15.97/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 10$21.50/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$21.05/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$19.50/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$14.74/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 70$16.49/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 70$19.25/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 70$18.68/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 70$16.37/hr2.0%
Southwest Balance of State 80$16.75/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 90$18.20/hr4.3%
Southeast Minnesota 90$19.20/hr8.9%
Northwest Balance of State 140$20.88/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 160$19.11/hr4.4%
Central Minnesota 210$19.96/hr4.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 760$19.92/hr3.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 890$19.92/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,470$19.75/hr4.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,710$28.86/hr12.6%
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 650$36.59/hr-3.4%
Rail Car Repairers 350$37.58/hr2.8%
Mechanical Door Repairers 640$23.16/hrN/A
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians 650$23.32/hr17.1%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6,630$29.90/hr6.4%
Helpers--Carpenters 190$19.88/hr-1.0%
Riggers 110$45.96/hr-0.8%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 4,490$33.39/hr3.2%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,800$24.83/hr7.4%

  • Prepare work stations for use by mechanics and repairers.
  • Examine and test machinery, equipment, components, and parts for defects to ensure proper functioning.
  • Transfer tools, parts, equipment, and supplies to and from work stations and other areas.
  • Tend and observe equipment and machinery to verify efficient and safe operation.
  • Hold or supply tools, parts, equipment, and supplies for other workers.
  • Disassemble broken or defective equipment to facilitate repair and reassemble equipment when repairs are complete.
  • Apply protective materials to equipment, components, and parts to prevent defects and corrosion.
  • Apply protective materials to equipment, components, and parts to prevent defects and corrosion.
  • Install or replace machinery, equipment, and new or replacement parts and instruments, using hand or power tools.
  • Adjust, maintain, and repair tools, equipment, and machines, and assist more skilled workers with similar tasks.