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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southwest Minnesota 3012$21.10/hr$15.41/hr$18.97/hr$19.38/hr$25.20/hr$25.20/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing120$20.09/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud 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/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota 20$23.82/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 30$19.35/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$19.38/hr-11.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 30$23.82/hr-12.1%
Northwest Balance of State 30$19.35/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$19.61/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 70$23.68/hrN/A
Minnesota 140$19.49/hr-11.4%




  • Record product and processing data on specified forms.
  • 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.
  • Clean brass particles from files by drawing file cards through file grooves.
  • Verify quality of finished workpieces by inspecting them, comparing them to templates, measuring their dimensions, or testing them in working machinery.
  • Load and adjust workpieces onto equipment or work tables, using hand tools.
  • Fill cracks or imperfections in marble with wax that matches the stone color.
  • Remove completed workpieces from equipment or work tables, using hand tools, and place workpieces in containers.