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 650124$35.44/hr$22.82/hr$27.72/hr$34.47/hr$41.91/hr$50.23/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Construction210$39.57/hr
Manufacturing4,160$39.03/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities160$41.45/hr
Information10$35.26/hr
Financial Activities10$41.88/hr
Professional and Business Services3,380$43.81/hr
Education and Health Services350$31.03/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration10$49.88/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/A$36.39/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$33.49/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 40$36.70/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 120$31.77/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 150$38.00/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 250$33.26/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 280$35.61/hr7.9%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 280$48.77/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 290$36.83/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 310$35.54/hr11.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 330$34.97/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 390$37.58/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 430$37.76/hr11.4%
Northwest Balance of State 450$34.64/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 650$34.47/hr19.3%
Central Minnesota 760$35.58/hr17.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,220$42.24/hr6.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,630$41.68/hrN/A
Minnesota 8,340$40.17/hr9.8%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Engineers, All Other 2,450$49.53/hr-0.3%
Nuclear Engineers N/AN/A-3.7%
Materials Engineers 360$45.58/hr4.2%
Electrical Engineers 3,910$46.65/hr10.1%
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects N/AN/AN/A
Chemical Engineers 210$46.12/hr8.1%
Aerospace Engineers 300$56.91/hr12.4%
Materials Scientists 90$44.97/hr5.8%
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 70$48.01/hr15.9%
Biomedical Engineers 1,250$54.72/hr8.7%


  • 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.