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 19013$39.33/hr$27.80/hr$32.94/hr$38.21/hr$45.88/hr$53.90/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
ConstructionN/A$42.71/hr
Manufacturing1,560$43.31/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities670$50.48/hr
InformationN/A$47.50/hr
Professional and Business Services1,180$49.90/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration20$46.72/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State N/A$45.98/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$40.43/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/A$43.92/hr5.7%
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/A$43.35/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$32.09/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$45.39/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$44.31/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 80$38.76/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 140$38.67/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 180$37.77/hr13.0%
Northwest Minnesota 190$38.21/hr16.8%
Southeast Balance of State 240$49.12/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 250$39.79/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 270$48.84/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 410$47.91/hr9.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,940$47.63/hr8.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,090$47.65/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,910$46.65/hr10.1%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Engineers, All Other 2,450$49.53/hr-0.3%
Computer Hardware Engineers 1,360$51.24/hr-7.4%
Mechanical Drafters 2,030$28.48/hr8.4%
Nuclear Engineers N/AN/A-3.7%
Mechanical Engineers 8,340$40.17/hr9.8%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 3,340$24.80/hr4.3%
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,070$45.58/hr11.0%
Aerospace Engineers 300$56.91/hr12.4%
Materials Scientists 90$44.97/hr5.8%
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 360$32.56/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.