Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders



Control or tend conveyors or conveyor systems that move materials or products to and from stockpiles, processing stations, departments, or vehicles. May control speed and routing of materials or products.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 19051$18.49/hr$14.21/hr$16.69/hr$18.47/hr$20.31/hr$23.76/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Manufacturing230$20.24/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities410$18.54/hr
Professional and Business Services10$17.48/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast 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
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$21.76/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$20.74/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 40$19.72/hr10.5%
Rochester MN MSA 40$15.07/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 60$19.27/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 80$15.63/hr2.7%
Southeast Balance of State 110$21.36/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 150$20.92/hr-6.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 150$18.98/hr-20.7%
Northwest Balance of State 180$18.38/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 190$18.47/hr4.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 200$19.17/hrN/A
Minnesota 660$18.99/hr-1.8%




  • Record production data such as weights, types, quantities, and storage locations of materials, as well as equipment performance problems and downtime.
  • Load, unload, or adjust materials or products on conveyors by hand, by using lifts, hoists, and scoops, or by opening gates, chutes, or hoppers.
  • Distribute materials, supplies, and equipment to work stations, using lifts and trucks.
  • Stop equipment or machinery and clear jams, using poles, bars, and hand tools, or remove damaged materials from conveyors.
  • Record production data such as weights, types, quantities, and storage locations of materials, as well as equipment performance problems and downtime.
  • Observe conveyor operations and monitor lights, dials, and gauges to maintain specified operating levels and to detect equipment malfunctions.
  • Distribute materials, supplies, and equipment to work stations, using lifts and trucks.
  • Inform supervisors of equipment malfunctions that need to be addressed.
  • Observe conveyor operations and monitor lights, dials, and gauges to maintain specified operating levels and to detect equipment malfunctions.
  • Load, unload, or adjust materials or products on conveyors by hand, by using lifts, hoists, and scoops, or by opening gates, chutes, or hoppers.