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Occupational Employment Statistics


51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers

Help production workers by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Apprentice workers are classified in the appropriate production occupations (51-0000).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,890112$17.02/hr$14.72/hr$14.78/hr$15.29/hr$19.02/hr$20.74/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities250$19.02/hr
Professional and Business Services1,610$15.29/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services30$14.61/hr
Public Administration30$14.99/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$18.42/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 80$16.22/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 80$15.29/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 110$15.16/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 120$19.49/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 130$15.32/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 140$15.41/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 180$17.12/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 180$15.29/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 190$15.24/hr-4.0%
Northwest Minnesota 200$17.12/hr-5.0%
Southeast Minnesota 230$17.87/hr-6.6%
Northeast Minnesota 250$15.29/hr3.7%
St Cloud MN MSA 300$15.41/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 540$15.40/hr-6.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,890$15.29/hr-2.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,160$15.29/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,430$15.29/hr-3.7%

  • Signal coworkers to direct them to move products during the production process.
  • Help production workers by performing duties of lesser skill, such as supplying or holding materials or tools, or cleaning work areas and equipment.
  • Position spouts or chutes of storage bins so that containers can be filled.
  • Record information, such as the number of products tested, meter readings, or dates and times of product production.
  • Start machines or equipment to begin production processes.
  • Load and unload items from machines, conveyors, and conveyances.
  • Operate machinery used in the production process, or assist machine operators.
  • Cut or break flashing from materials or products.
  • Remove products, machine attachments, or waste material from machines.
  • Transfer finished products, raw materials, tools, or equipment between storage and work areas of plants and warehouses, by hand or using hand trucks or powered lift trucks.