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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 58037$19.57/hr$14.23/hr$16.04/hr$19.05/hr$22.73/hr$25.14/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Construction180$29.52/hr
Manufacturing2,900$20.19/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities2,840$19.68/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services440$18.71/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services30$19.82/hr
Public Administration20$20.94/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 100$16.30/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 150$19.89/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 170$20.71/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 210$18.46/hr-14.5%
Rochester MN MSA 260$20.51/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 270$19.31/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 470$18.97/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 490$18.29/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 540$19.43/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 540$20.37/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 580$19.05/hr10.5%
Southwest Minnesota 650$19.33/hr12.8%
Southeast Balance of State 820$20.22/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 870$20.33/hr16.7%
Central Minnesota 910$20.83/hr4.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,260$19.91/hr6.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,660$19.93/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,450$19.94/hr7.5%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 43,790$16.56/hr5.5%
Helpers--Extraction Workers 50$17.39/hr21.3%
Tree Trimmers and Pruners 620$27.66/hrN/A
Helpers--Production Workers 8,400$14.60/hr14.8%
Crane and Tower Operators 480$24.18/hr12.6%
Fence Erectors 420$18.85/hrN/A
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators N/A$35.89/hrN/A
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 16,070$18.68/hr5.6%
Hoist and Winch Operators 120$43.37/hr-1.6%
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 840$26.61/hr5.1%


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Position lifting devices under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, or boxes and secure material or products for transport to designated 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.
  • 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.
  • Position lifting devices under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, or boxes and secure material or products for transport to designated areas.
  • Weigh materials or products and record weight or other production data on tags or labels.