Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

17-2141 Mechanical Engineers



Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 47019$35.00/hr$24.91/hr$28.29/hr$33.92/hr$40.17/hr$47.98/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Construction240$39.56/hr
Manufacturing4,020$39.69/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities100$42.07/hr
Information10$33.30/hr
Financial Activities10$41.58/hr
Professional and Business Services2,690$40.72/hr
Education and Health Services370$32.15/hr
Other Services20$39.01/hr
Public Administration10$49.54/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 30$37.96/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$33.31/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 80$35.50/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 120$33.79/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 140$38.56/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 230$35.32/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 280$36.00/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 300$36.35/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 330$36.15/hr7.9%
Southwest Minnesota 370$36.61/hr11.4%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 370$44.48/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 370$34.29/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 390$36.14/hr11.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 410$35.94/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 470$33.92/hr19.3%
Central Minnesota 600$36.71/hr17.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,340$41.75/hr6.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 5,920$41.11/hrN/A
Minnesota 7,480$39.62/hr9.8%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Engineers, All Other 2,190$48.97/hr-0.3%
Nuclear Engineers 180$57.42/hrN/A
Materials Engineers 320$44.88/hr4.2%
Electrical Engineers 3,930$48.15/hr10.1%
Chemical Engineers 190$53.40/hr8.1%
Aerospace Engineers 220$55.97/hr12.4%
Materials Scientists 60$38.98/hr5.8%
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 50$43.36/hr15.9%
Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers 1,310$54.94/hr8.7%
Computer Hardware Engineers 610$51.80/hr-7.4%


  • Confer with engineers or other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, or provide technical information.
  • Coordinate production activities with other functional units, such as procurement, maintenance, or quality control.
  • Provide technical direction to other engineers or engineering support personnel.
  • Provide technical direction to other engineers or engineering support personnel.
  • Prepare or present technical or project status reports.
  • Develop engineering specifications or cost estimates for automotive design concepts.
  • Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, or maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems or processes to meet requirements.
  • Coordinate production activities with other functional units, such as procurement, maintenance, or quality control.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, or computer-generated reports.
  • Recommend design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions.