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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southwest Minnesota 29031$40.78/hr$24.56/hr$31.69/hr$39.59/hr$48.50/hr$60.32/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Construction60$39.81/hr
Manufacturing3,410$40.69/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities190$40.63/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services1,920$40.27/hr
Education and Health Services180$39.44/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration30$51.83/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 40$39.01/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$31.76/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 100$38.42/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 120$39.59/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 140$39.01/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 200$39.80/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 210$39.59/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 230$39.44/hr4.7%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 240$39.44/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 260$39.17/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 290$39.59/hr8.4%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 310$44.57/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 320$39.01/hr7.9%
Central Minnesota 400$39.76/hr10.5%
Northwest Balance of State 400$39.01/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 430$39.01/hr5.6%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 4,120$43.15/hr5.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 4,460$42.17/hrN/A
Minnesota 5,850$40.63/hr6.0%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Materials Scientists 120$51.86/hr3.4%
Aerospace Engineers 170$39.95/hr16.4%
Engineers, All Other 1,550$51.97/hr2.6%
Nuclear Engineers N/AN/AN/A
Electrical Engineers 3,810$50.60/hr3.9%
Materials Engineers 430$51.11/hr5.7%
Commercial and Industrial Designers 940$38.14/hr1.3%
Computer Hardware Engineers 550$51.34/hr-0.4%
Petroleum Engineers N/AN/AN/A
Mechanical Drafters 1,200$30.72/hr-4.6%


  • 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.
  • Develop engineering specifications or cost estimates for automotive design concepts.
  • Prepare or present technical or project status reports.
  • Perform personnel functions, such as supervision of production workers, technicians, technologists, or other engineers.
  • Design integrated mechanical or alternative systems, such as mechanical cooling systems with natural ventilation systems, to improve energy efficiency.
  • 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.