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 12036$17.98/hr$13.71/hr$16.19/hr$18.00/hr$19.77/hr$23.16/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing200$19.14/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities380$16.35/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$14.57/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$16.43/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota 50$18.91/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 90$16.32/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 110$14.68/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 120$17.89/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 120$18.00/hr4.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 140$18.76/hr-20.7%
Southwest Minnesota 150$16.18/hr-6.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 160$18.55/hrN/A
Minnesota 580$16.99/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.