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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
Northwest Minnesota 39035$23.59/hr$18.98/hr$20.06/hr$22.62/hr$25.35/hr$27.85/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Construction110$33.66/hr
Manufacturing2,060$23.61/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities4,380$25.44/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services780$21.17/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public Administration20$27.13/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 80$23.76/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 120$23.37/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 130$22.88/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 140$22.96/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 160$22.96/hr2.7%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 190$21.52/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 240N/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State 310$24.65/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 340$22.62/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 350$22.43/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 390$22.62/hr4.8%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 410$20.84/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 600$24.96/hr3.6%
Central Minnesota 660$23.19/hr4.6%
Southeast Minnesota 810$22.22/hr5.7%
Southeast Balance of State 820$22.22/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,630$24.65/hr4.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,930$24.58/hrN/A
Minnesota 7,380$23.78/hr4.0%




  • 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.