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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators



Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location. Excludes “Logging Equipment Operators" (45-4022).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northeast Minnesota 25029$26.22/hr$18.07/hr$22.32/hr$26.03/hr$32.04/hr$32.87/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining40$32.87/hr
Construction250$36.00/hr
Manufacturing3,370$22.70/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities3,860$24.62/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services620$19.20/hr
Education and Health Services30$18.95/hr
Public Administration10$26.50/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 110$23.15/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 130$19.87/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 190$19.73/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 210$23.78/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 220$25.02/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 240$25.14/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 250$26.03/hr2.7%
St Cloud MN MSA 340$19.94/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 490$20.29/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 580$19.59/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 630$19.87/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 670$19.87/hr4.8%
Southwest Minnesota 720$23.39/hr3.6%
Southeast Balance of State 740$20.18/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 810$20.37/hr5.7%
Central Minnesota 870$22.66/hr4.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,740$24.62/hr4.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 5,230$24.62/hrN/A
Minnesota 8,180$23.82/hr4.0%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 44,640$19.46/hr6.5%
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 7,960$32.16/hr4.6%
Helpers--Extraction Workers N/AN/AN/A
Tree Trimmers and Pruners 390$22.23/hr6.8%
Helpers--Production Workers 4,430$15.29/hr-3.7%
Crane and Tower Operators 280$32.30/hr4.0%
Light Truck Drivers 17,800$24.20/hr6.3%
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 140$23.46/hrN/A
Hoist and Winch Operators 120$45.70/hr-14.6%
Rail Yard Engineers, Donkey Operators, and Hostlers N/A$31.21/hrN/A


  • Perform routine maintenance on vehicles or auxiliary equipment, such as cleaning, lubricating, recharging batteries, fueling, or replacing liquefied-gas tank.
  • Move levers or controls that operate lifting devices, such as forklifts, lift beams with swivel-hooks, hoists, or elevating platforms, to load, unload, transport, or stack material.
  • Move controls to drive gasoline- or electric-powered trucks, cars, or tractors and transport materials between loading, processing, and storage areas.
  • Inspect product load for accuracy and safely move it around the warehouse or facility to ensure timely and complete delivery.
  • Manually or mechanically load or unload materials from pallets, skids, platforms, cars, lifting devices, or other transport vehicles.
  • Turn valves and open chutes to dump, spray, or release materials from dump cars or storage bins into hoppers.
  • Position lifting devices under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, or boxes and secure material or products for transport to designated areas.
  • Operate or tend automatic stacking, loading, packaging, or cutting machines.
  • Inspect product load for accuracy and safely move it around the warehouse or facility to ensure timely and complete delivery.
  • Manually or mechanically load or unload materials from pallets, skids, platforms, cars, lifting devices, or other transport vehicles.