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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 22035$41.17/hr$27.70/hr$33.31/hr$40.42/hr$48.01/hr$58.09/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Construction70$37.54/hr
Manufacturing1,730$44.70/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities510$52.68/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services1,360$53.20/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration10$48.99/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/A$50.97/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$48.27/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$45.49/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$37.56/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$43.71/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 170$44.57/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 180$43.77/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 180$40.99/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 190$45.65/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 210$45.89/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 210$41.97/hr13.0%
Northwest Minnesota 220$40.42/hr16.8%
Southeast Balance of State 240$49.13/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 250$49.40/hr5.6%
Central Minnesota 310$47.18/hr9.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,790$49.75/hr8.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,990$49.52/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,930$48.15/hr10.1%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Engineers, All Other 2,190$48.97/hr-0.3%
Computer Hardware Engineers 610$51.80/hr-7.4%
Mechanical Drafters 1,690$28.63/hr8.4%
Nuclear Engineers 180$57.42/hrN/A
Mechanical Engineers 7,480$39.62/hr9.8%
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians 3,500$25.26/hr4.3%
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,050$48.35/hr11.0%
Aerospace Engineers 220$55.97/hr12.4%
Materials Scientists 60$38.98/hr5.8%
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 310$32.38/hr8.0%


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Direct or coordinate manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, or testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, or customer requirements.
  • Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction, or installation standards or specifications.
  • Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform engineering tasks.