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Occupational Employment Statistics


17-2112 Industrial Engineers

Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination. Excludes “Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors" (17-2111).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 59041$43.64/hr$30.00/hr$35.47/hr$40.70/hr$49.30/hr$60.43/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining20$49.25/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,850$51.81/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services5,530$50.17/hr
Education and Health Services10$30.38/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 90$46.25/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 110$42.45/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 140$41.69/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 220$39.22/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 250$41.64/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 260$41.00/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 400$43.73/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 420$44.46/hr8.5%
Rochester MN MSA 450$39.94/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 520$40.70/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 590$40.70/hr11.9%
Southwest Balance of State 590$47.22/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 720$43.48/hr20.5%
Southeast Balance of State 960$43.48/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 1,180$47.08/hr8.6%
Southeast Minnesota 1,270$41.41/hr8.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 13,860$49.94/hr11.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 14,750$49.87/hrN/A
Minnesota 18,760$49.35/hr11.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Architectural and Engineering Managers 4,020$82.67/hr3.6%
Engineers, All Other 1,900$53.67/hr2.6%
Logisticians 3,610$39.93/hr29.0%
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 180$33.08/hrN/A
Computer Occupations, All Other 4,150$49.34/hr7.5%
Industrial Production Managers 5,560$53.78/hr4.6%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 420$61.04/hr6.0%

  • Perform functional, task, or anthropometric analysis, using tools, such as checklists, surveys, videotaping, or force measurement.
  • Inspect work sites to identify physical hazards.
  • Investigate or resolve operational problems, such as material use variances or bottlenecks.
  • Communicate manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, or other information to facilitate production processes.
  • Advocate for end users in collaboration with other professionals, including engineers, designers, managers, or customers.
  • Collect data through direct observation of work activities or witnessing the conduct of tests.
  • Supervise technicians, technologists, analysts, administrative staff, or other engineers.
  • Draw samples of raw materials, intermediate products, or finished products for validation testing.
  • Design or evaluate human work systems, using human factors engineering and ergonomic principles to optimize usability, cost, quality, safety, or performance.
  • Conduct interviews or surveys of users or customers to collect information on topics, such as requirements, needs, fatigue, ergonomics, or interfaces.