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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 15014$18.13/hr$11.66/hr$13.73/hr$17.42/hr$23.61/hr$23.85/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities510$17.32/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services30$23.35/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other Services80$14.78/hr
Public Administration180$14.91/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$15.09/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$15.06/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$15.09/hr2.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$16.83/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$15.16/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$18.52/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$17.95/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$15.06/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 40$15.09/hr4.3%
Southeast Balance of State 40$16.77/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$15.25/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 70$15.78/hr8.9%
Northwest Balance of State 120$15.06/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 140$15.06/hr4.4%
Central Minnesota 150$17.42/hr4.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 450$17.42/hr3.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 560$17.42/hrN/A
Minnesota 890$16.26/hr4.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 1,540$26.31/hr12.6%
Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 610$38.84/hr-3.4%
Rail Car Repairers 430$31.01/hr2.8%
Mechanical Door Repairers 640$25.54/hrN/A
Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians 530$23.61/hr17.1%
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 6,750$30.19/hr6.4%
Helpers--Carpenters N/A$18.60/hrN/A
Riggers 150$24.78/hr-0.8%
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 4,140$31.27/hr3.2%
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 1,760$24.24/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.