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 18016$25.23/hr$17.67/hr$20.78/hr$24.20/hr$29.69/hr$35.42/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities180$34.24/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services400$28.16/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/A$52.82/hr
Other Services20$31.26/hr
Public Administration30$36.24/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/A$33.84/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$28.47/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/A$34.44/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$29.89/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 70$33.43/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 70$32.96/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 70$27.99/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 70$23.41/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 90$31.69/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 90$29.88/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 130$23.95/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 160$21.99/hr-5.5%
Southwest Minnesota 170$29.00/hr-6.5%
Northwest Minnesota 180$24.20/hr5.2%
Central Minnesota 190$27.03/hr3.7%
Southeast Balance of State 190$23.03/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,250$30.49/hr2.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,310$30.26/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,960$29.31/hr3.0%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 1,050$48.35/hr11.0%
Avionics Technicians 160$28.84/hr1.0%
Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians 1,330$29.78/hr5.7%
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians N/AN/AN/A
Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians 3,500$25.26/hr4.3%
Medical Equipment Repairers 1,270$23.97/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.