Occupational Employment Statistics


17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions. Excludes “Broadcast Technicians" (27-4012).

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 19018$25.86/hr$16.76/hr$20.75/hr$24.46/hr$31.24/hr$37.23/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities330$34.16/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services280$33.25/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other Services20$31.22/hr
Public Administration50$34.31/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/A$29.21/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/A$35.65/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota N/A$35.93/hr8.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/A$36.94/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$34.16/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30N/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 40$24.06/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 70$22.95/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 90$30.69/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 120$23.69/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 120$27.72/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 120$26.01/hr-6.5%
Southeast Balance of State 140$21.55/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 140$22.17/hr-5.5%
Northwest Minnesota 190$24.46/hr5.2%
Central Minnesota 230$26.01/hr3.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,140$31.31/hr2.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,210$30.87/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,920$29.90/hr3.0%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,450$27.77/hr1.2%
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,070$45.58/hr11.0%
Avionics Technicians 240$28.60/hr1.0%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 1,370$29.12/hr5.7%
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians N/AN/AN/A
Industrial Engineering Technicians 3,340$24.80/hr4.3%
Medical Equipment Repairers 730$31.54/hr7.3%

  • Maintain system logs or manuals to document testing or operation of equipment.
  • Test electronics units, using standard test equipment, and analyze results to evaluate performance and determine need for adjustment.
  • Build, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, or repair electrical instruments or testing equipment.
  • Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.
  • Inspect electrical project work for quality control and assurance.
  • Assemble, test, or maintain circuitry or electronic components, according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, or knowledge of electronics, using hand or power tools.
  • Adjust or replace defective or improperly functioning circuitry or electronics components, using hand tools or soldering iron.
  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers or field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts.
  • Provide customer support and education, working with users to identify needs, determine sources of problems, or to provide information on product use.
  • Write reports or record data on testing techniques, laboratory equipment, or specifications to assist engineers.