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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 52023$38.78/hr$26.94/hr$32.44/hr$37.52/hr$45.32/hr$52.55/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities640$38.90/hr
Professional and Business Services1,790$50.68/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration20$33.88/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$37.09/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 70$45.24/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 80$33.18/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 80$34.02/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 130$35.63/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 140$35.76/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 160$41.04/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 170$32.33/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 210$43.59/hr4.2%
Southwest Minnesota 340$36.55/hr17.4%
Northwest Balance of State 350$37.53/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 370$39.16/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 520$37.52/hr11.9%
Southeast Balance of State 760$39.53/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 810$38.87/hr12.9%
Central Minnesota 900$39.62/hr16.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 7,200$43.97/hr8.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 7,630$43.56/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,620$42.36/hr10.8%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Engineers, All Other 2,450$49.53/hr-0.3%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 3,340$24.80/hr4.3%
Materials Engineers 360$45.58/hr4.2%

  • Review production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities.
  • Confer with clients, vendors, staff, and management personnel regarding purchases, product and production specifications, manufacturing capabilities, or project status.
  • Assess the user-interface or usability characteristics of products.
  • Communicate with management and user personnel to develop production and design standards.
  • Collect data through direct observation of work activities or witnessing the conduct of tests.
  • Advocate for end users in collaboration with other professionals, including engineers, designers, managers, or customers.
  • Complete production reports, purchase orders, and material, tool, and equipment lists.
  • Inspect work sites to identify physical hazards.
  • Complete production reports, purchase orders, and material, tool, and equipment lists.
  • Design or evaluate human work systems, using human factors engineering and ergonomic principles to optimize usability, cost, quality, safety, or performance.