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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 53041$41.10/hr$25.68/hr$31.11/hr$38.97/hr$48.49/hr$58.70/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining30$41.21/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,040$49.92/hr
Professional and Business Services5,280$49.68/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 80$41.21/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 120$46.96/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 140$39.80/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 200$38.63/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 200$38.32/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 260$39.49/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 340$40.60/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 340$40.97/hr8.5%
Northwest Balance of State 470$38.97/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 490$40.52/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 500$39.98/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 530$38.97/hr11.9%
Southwest Minnesota 550$39.86/hr20.5%
Southeast Balance of State 840$40.23/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 1,060$41.40/hr8.6%
Southeast Minnesota 1,210$40.00/hr8.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 11,330$49.61/hr11.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 12,080$49.52/hrN/A
Minnesota 15,530$48.01/hr11.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Architectural and Engineering Managers 4,080$78.93/hr3.6%
Engineers, All Other 1,430$51.85/hr2.6%
Logisticians 3,010$37.40/hr29.0%
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 240$33.38/hrN/A
Computer Occupations, All Other 4,310$48.49/hr7.5%
Industrial Production Managers 5,140$50.97/hr4.6%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 490$60.00/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.