Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand



Grind, sand, or polish, using hand tools or hand-held power tools, a variety of metal, wood, stone, clay, plastic, or glass objects. Includes chippers, buffers, and finishers.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota  45$17.01/hr$15.44/hr$16.12/hr$17.24/hr$18.37/hr$19.04/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing220$17.82/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$17.19/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/A$17.24/hr-16.7%
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA N/A$15.51/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/A$17.24/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30N/AN/A
Central Minnesota 60N/A-10.0%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 70$14.47/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 110$17.79/hr-20.0%
Minnesota 260$17.90/hr-16.1%




  • Grind, sand, clean, or polish objects or parts to correct defects or to prepare surfaces for further finishing, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Transfer equipment, objects, or parts to specified work areas, using moving devices.
  • Move controls to adjust, start, or stop equipment during grinding and polishing processes.
  • Repair and maintain equipment, objects, or parts, using hand tools.
  • Verify quality of finished workpieces by inspecting them, comparing them to templates, measuring their dimensions, or testing them in working machinery.
  • Remove completed workpieces from equipment or work tables, using hand tools, and place workpieces in containers.
  • Trim, scrape, or deburr objects or parts, using chisels, scrapers, and other hand tools and equipment.
  • Remove completed workpieces from equipment or work tables, using hand tools, and place workpieces in containers.
  • Measure and mark equipment, objects, or parts to ensure grinding and polishing standards are met.
  • Trim, scrape, or deburr objects or parts, using chisels, scrapers, and other hand tools and equipment.