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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other



All plant and system operators not listed separately.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9017$28.23/hr$22.53/hr$26.69/hr$26.71/hr$27.75/hr$35.23/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Construction20$33.10/hr
Manufacturing260$24.82/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Public Administration30$35.08/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 10$32.70/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$24.91/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 30$24.88/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 60$24.82/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 90$24.03/hr5.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 90$26.71/hr4.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 100$26.71/hrN/A
Minnesota 310$24.83/hr4.3%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1,230$24.03/hr-1.0%
Power Plant Operators 700$48.84/hr-17.8%
Gas Plant Operators 200$42.13/hr-5.2%


  • Clean biofuels processing work area, ensuring compliance with safety regulations.
  • Monitor stored biofuels products or secondary by-products until reused or transferred to users.
  • Operate valves, pumps, engines, or generators to control and adjust biofuels production.
  • Inspect biofuels plant or processing equipment regularly, recording or reporting damage and mechanical problems.
  • Collect biofuels samples and perform routine laboratory tests or analyses to assess biofuels quality.
  • Monitor batch, continuous flow, or hybrid biofuels production processes.
  • Preprocess feedstock in preparation for physical, chemical, or biological fuel production processes.
  • Operate chemical processing equipment for the production of biofuels.
  • Monitor and record biofuels processing data.
  • Monitor and record flow meter performance.