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
Southeast Minnesota 840166$40.15/hr$28.83/hr$34.05/hr$39.41/hr$46.65/hr$52.44/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities590$41.14/hr
Professional and Business Services1,850$52.40/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration20$37.92/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 30$36.84/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$37.37/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 100$35.66/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 100$35.93/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 110$44.02/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 150$35.93/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 160$39.73/hr4.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 160$39.34/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 160$36.07/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 360$39.32/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 400$37.41/hr17.4%
Northwest Balance of State 410$37.53/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 580$37.54/hr11.9%
Southeast Balance of State 800$40.20/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 840$39.41/hr12.9%
Central Minnesota 850$41.22/hr16.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 7,250$45.41/hr8.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 7,890$44.92/hrN/A
Minnesota 9,950$43.46/hr10.8%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Engineers, All Other 2,190$48.97/hr-0.3%
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians 3,500$25.26/hr4.3%
Materials Engineers 320$44.88/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.