Occupational Employment Statistics


17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer

Research, design, develop, or test electronic components and systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use employing knowledge of electronic theory and materials properties. Design electronic circuits and components for use in fields such as telecommunications, aerospace guidance and propulsion control, acoustics, or instruments and controls. Excludes “Computer Hardware Engineers" (17-2061).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 7027$38.94/hr$28.13/hr$32.56/hr$37.47/hr$45.55/hr$54.66/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/A$57.07/hr
Professional and Business Services260$61.42/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration20$38.71/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/A$45.78/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/A$45.78/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$36.01/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota 10$43.30/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$37.00/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$43.69/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 60$69.81/hr2.0%
Northwest Minnesota 60$29.17/hr21.7%
Northwest Balance of State 60$28.92/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 70$37.47/hr22.5%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 70$40.19/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 790$49.73/hr11.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 840$50.83/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,050$48.35/hr11.0%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Engineers, All Other 2,190$48.97/hr-0.3%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians 1,960$29.31/hr3.0%
Electrical Engineers 3,930$48.15/hr10.1%
Computer Hardware Engineers 610$51.80/hr-7.4%
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians 3,500$25.26/hr4.3%
Mechanical Engineers 7,480$39.62/hr9.8%
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians N/AN/AN/A

  • Analyze electronics system requirements, capacity, cost, or customer needs to determine project feasibility.
  • Plan or develop applications or modifications for electronic properties used in components, products, or systems to improve technical performance.
  • Recommend repair or design modifications of electronics components or systems, based on factors such as environment, service, cost, or system capabilities.
  • Provide technical support for radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
  • Develop or perform operational, maintenance, or testing procedures for electronic products, components, equipment, or systems.
  • Confer with engineers, customers, vendors, or others to discuss existing or potential electronics engineering projects or products.
  • Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform electronics engineering tasks.
  • Determine project material or equipment needs.
  • Collect data about existing client hardware, software, networking, or key business processes to inform implementation of radio frequency identification device (RFID) technology.
  • Evaluate project work to ensure effectiveness, technical adequacy, or compatibility in the resolution of complex electronics engineering problems.