Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians



Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 26011$28.90/hr$21.50/hr$26.03/hr$30.36/hr$31.64/hr$35.05/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/A$29.78/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
InformationN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services1,020$32.16/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration1,130$31.63/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$27.51/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$28.15/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$26.15/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$31.63/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$31.63/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 70$30.45/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 80$31.64/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 80$30.20/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 140$30.09/hr10.3%
Southeast Minnesota 150$31.64/hr8.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 150$28.21/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 160$31.63/hr19.6%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 190$30.06/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 200$30.05/hr8.2%
Northwest Balance of State 210$30.64/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 260$30.36/hr8.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,390$32.43/hr9.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,430$32.40/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,220$31.64/hr9.6%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Architectural and Civil Drafters 1,970$26.39/hr9.9%
Traffic Technicians 30$32.14/hrN/A
Electrical and Electronics Drafters 310$32.38/hr8.0%


  • Confer with supervisor to determine project details such as plan preparation, acceptance testing, and evaluation of field conditions.
  • Prepare reports and document project activities and data.
  • Confer with supervisor to determine project details such as plan preparation, acceptance testing, and evaluation of field conditions.
  • Read and review project blueprints and structural specifications to determine dimensions of structure or system and material requirements.
  • Calculate dimensions, square footage, profile and component specifications, and material quantities using calculator or computer.
  • Read and review project blueprints and structural specifications to determine dimensions of structure or system and material requirements.
  • Draft detailed dimensional drawings and design layouts for projects and to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Calculate dimensions, square footage, profile and component specifications, and material quantities using calculator or computer.
  • Report maintenance problems occurring at project site to supervisor and negotiate changes to resolve system conflicts.
  • Prepare reports and document project activities and data.