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Occupational Employment Statistics


17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians

Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Minnesota 4,830266$34.27/hr$23.83/hr$28.78/hr$31.97/hr$38.91/hr$47.57/hr
U S 73,020730$33.01/hr$22.26/hr$25.10/hr$31.01/hr$38.33/hr$46.82/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities300$32.83/hr
Professional and Business Services1,550$37.42/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$32.90/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$30.21/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$29.77/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$32.47/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 90$32.38/hr2.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 90$32.38/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 90$37.21/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 170$28.66/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 180$29.23/hr5.6%
Southwest Balance of State 180$29.34/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 240$29.61/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 250$28.87/hr7.7%
Central Minnesota 280$30.92/hr3.3%
Southeast Minnesota 290$29.75/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,670$33.44/hr4.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,920$32.45/hrN/A
Minnesota 4,830$31.97/hr4.4%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 850$36.84/hrN/A
Electrical Engineers 3,960$51.18/hr3.9%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians 1,790$35.28/hr-1.2%

  • Read worker logs, product processing sheets, or specification sheets to verify that records adhere to quality assurance specifications.
  • Maintain work area according to cleanroom or other processing standards.
  • Operate nanotechnology compounding, testing, processing, or production equipment in accordance with appropriate standard operating procedures, good manufacturing practices, hazardous material restrictions, or health and safety requirements.
  • Study time, motion, methods, or speed involved in maintenance, production, or other operations to establish standard production rate or improve efficiency.
  • Measure or mix chemicals or compounds in accordance with detailed instructions or formulas.
  • Monitor equipment during operation to ensure adherence to specifications for characteristics such as pressure, temperature, or flow.
  • Produce images or measurements, using tools or techniques such as atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, optical microscopy, particle size analysis, or zeta potential analysis.
  • Aid in planning work assignments in accordance with worker performance, machine capacity, production schedules, or anticipated delays.
  • Process nanoparticles or nanostructures, using technologies such as ultraviolet radiation, microwave energy, or catalysis.
  • Verify that equipment is being operated and maintained according to quality assurance standards by observing worker performance.