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Occupational Employment Statistics


17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions. Excludes “Broadcast Technicians" (27-4012).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Minnesota 1,790109$35.61/hr$25.68/hr$30.49/hr$35.28/hr$39.86/hr$45.88/hr
U S 97,4201,072$36.87/hr$22.99/hr$28.72/hr$36.06/hr$42.43/hr$52.16/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities430$38.60/hr
Professional and Business Services260$32.90/hr
Public Administration30$42.69/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 10$44.48/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$37.20/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$34.14/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$30.33/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$32.88/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$30.94/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$32.88/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 70$31.69/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$30.34/hr-2.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 90$30.13/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 110$33.68/hr1.6%
Southeast Minnesota 120$35.08/hr1.3%
Central Minnesota 130$32.01/hr0.0%
Southeast Balance of State 130$37.18/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 140$32.88/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 150$32.88/hr-0.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,160$35.92/hr-2.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,250$35.77/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,790$35.28/hr-1.2%

  • Maintain system logs or manuals to document testing or operation of equipment.
  • Set up and operate specialized or standard test equipment to diagnose, test, or analyze the performance of electronic components, assemblies, or systems.
  • Replace defective components or parts, using hand tools and precision instruments.
  • Integrate software or hardware components, using computer, microprocessor, or control architecture.
  • Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.
  • Review electrical engineering plans to ensure adherence to design specifications and compliance with applicable electrical codes and standards.
  • Design or modify engineering schematics for electrical transmission and distribution systems or for electrical installation in residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Assemble, test, or maintain circuitry or electronic components, according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, or knowledge of electronics, using hand or power tools.
  • Modify, maintain, or repair electronics equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Educate equipment operators on the proper use of equipment.