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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
Northwest Minnesota 11011$20.07/hr$15.34/hr$16.15/hr$18.93/hr$22.98/hr$24.88/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities490$21.80/hr
Financial Activities70$19.54/hr
Professional and Business Services80$23.85/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services620$18.95/hr
Public Administration110$16.99/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$19.52/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$19.43/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$18.21/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 40$22.38/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$17.40/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$18.86/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 70$19.55/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 80$19.23/hr2.0%
Northwest Balance of State 90$18.93/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 110$18.93/hr4.4%
Southwest Balance of State 120$19.59/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 130$23.85/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 140$22.19/hr8.9%
Southwest Minnesota 140$21.06/hr4.3%
Central Minnesota 240$18.95/hr4.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 850$18.95/hr3.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,010$18.95/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,680$19.12/hr4.6%

  • 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.