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 102$15.64/hr$13.19/hr$13.84/hr$14.91/hr$15.99/hr$20.20/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing340$16.14/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services20$14.09/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA N/A$14.30/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/A$17.87/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/A$11.55/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota 10$14.91/hr-16.7%
Northwest Balance of State 20$14.91/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$20.80/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$20.80/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 110$17.60/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 190$15.54/hr-20.0%
Minnesota 410$16.06/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.