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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 9015$33.96/hr$27.70/hr$32.40/hr$34.54/hr$35.75/hr$38.26/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/AN/A
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services200$32.35/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/A$34.54/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/A$34.54/hr4.6%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$28.63/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$34.54/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30$31.46/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$29.52/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$34.54/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$34.54/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 70$34.54/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 80$34.54/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 90$34.54/hr5.4%
Southwest Minnesota 100$34.54/hr1.8%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 100$30.61/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 100$34.54/hr4.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 120$34.54/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 220$34.54/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 240$34.54/hr0.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 700$34.54/hr1.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 740$34.54/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,370$34.54/hr1.8%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Architectural and Civil Drafters 1,850$30.90/hr-0.6%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 4,080$78.93/hr3.6%
Traffic Technicians 40$35.36/hrN/A


  • 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.
  • Develop plans and estimate costs for installation of systems, utilization of facilities, or construction of structures.
  • Conduct materials test and analysis using tools and equipment and applying engineering knowledge.
  • Confer with supervisor to determine project details such as plan preparation, acceptance testing, and evaluation of field conditions.
  • Conduct materials test and analysis using tools and equipment and applying engineering knowledge.
  • 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.