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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
Southeast Minnesota 1,12083$44.54/hr$30.43/hr$35.90/hr$40.28/hr$50.84/hr$63.02/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining30$40.28/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities720$50.89/hr
Professional and Business Services3,320$51.18/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$39.01/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 80$40.28/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 110$40.55/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 140$39.44/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 150$38.25/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 220$39.50/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 250$39.80/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 270$40.24/hr8.5%
Southwest Balance of State 440$40.28/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 460$39.80/hr20.5%
Rochester MN MSA 470$48.64/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 530$39.42/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 570$39.41/hr11.9%
Southeast Balance of State 730$40.04/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 890$40.63/hr8.6%
Southeast Minnesota 1,120$40.28/hr8.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 9,190$50.59/hr11.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 9,840$50.56/hrN/A
Minnesota 12,660$49.57/hr11.2%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Architectural and Engineering Managers 4,120$78.24/hr3.6%
Engineers, All Other 1,550$51.97/hr2.6%
Logisticians 2,600$40.06/hr29.0%
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 400$34.17/hrN/A
Computer Occupations, All Other 4,380$40.96/hr7.5%
Industrial Production Managers 4,770$50.95/hr4.6%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 440$57.13/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.