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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

17-2071 Electrical Engineers



Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. Excludes “Computer Hardware Engineers" (17-2061).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 21025$52.20/hr$34.11/hr$39.59/hr$50.56/hr$62.70/hr$81.75/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining40$49.41/hr
Construction220$40.50/hr
Manufacturing1,750$50.67/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities560$58.78/hr
Information60$39.59/hr
Professional and Business Services1,080$50.42/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other Services70$66.68/hr
Public Administration20$50.88/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 20$50.70/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$47.90/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$48.96/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 60$47.38/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 90$48.50/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 90$50.41/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 100$56.54/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 100$48.50/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 160$46.07/hr6.1%
Northwest Balance of State 180$48.50/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 200$48.50/hr5.2%
Central Minnesota 210$50.56/hr-0.3%
Northeast Minnesota 230$49.41/hr-1.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 230$49.41/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 250$50.89/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 300$56.54/hr8.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,680$51.26/hr3.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,870$51.07/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,810$50.60/hr3.9%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Computer Hardware Engineers 550$51.34/hr-0.4%
Mechanical Engineers 5,850$40.63/hr6.0%
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,180$49.87/hr6.8%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 4,120$78.24/hr3.6%
Mechanical Drafters 1,200$30.72/hr-4.6%
Materials Scientists 120$51.86/hr3.4%
Nuclear Engineers N/AN/AN/A
Materials Engineers 430$51.11/hr5.7%
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians 3,260$30.90/hr4.4%
Commercial and Industrial Designers 940$38.14/hr1.3%


  • Design electrical systems or components that minimize electric energy requirements, such as lighting systems designed to account for natural lighting.
  • Prepare technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, or topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements.
  • Design, implement, maintain, or improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, or domestic purposes.
  • Confer with engineers, customers, or others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects or products.
  • Oversee project production efforts to assure projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform engineering tasks.
  • Confer with engineers, customers, or others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects or products.
  • Compile data and write reports regarding existing or potential electrical engineering studies or projects.
  • Design, implement, maintain, or improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, or domestic purposes.
  • Plan layout of electric power generating plants or distribution lines or stations.