Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians



Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 30049$24.56/hr$17.04/hr$20.43/hr$24.52/hr$28.96/hr$31.61/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing3,110$24.60/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities30$30.91/hr
Professional and Business Services200$27.91/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State N/A$24.03/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$26.85/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$24.50/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$28.07/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$22.90/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$24.37/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 60$24.98/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 70$21.65/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 140$22.00/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 180$23.78/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 230$23.37/hr4.9%
Southeast Balance of State 270$20.86/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 300$25.30/hr2.0%
Northwest Minnesota 300$24.52/hr-9.2%
Southeast Minnesota 320$21.16/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,400$25.76/hr0.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,460$25.78/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,340$24.80/hr4.3%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Engineers, All Other 2,450$49.53/hr-0.3%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,450$27.77/hr1.2%
Electrical Engineers 3,910$46.65/hr10.1%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 1,920$29.90/hr3.0%


  • Read worker logs, product processing sheets, or specification sheets to verify that records adhere to quality assurance specifications.
  • Study time, motion, methods, or speed involved in maintenance, production, or other operations to establish standard production rate or improve efficiency.
  • Aid in planning work assignments in accordance with worker performance, machine capacity, production schedules, or anticipated delays.
  • Verify that equipment is being operated and maintained according to quality assurance standards by observing worker performance.
  • Interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas for management or engineering staff.
  • Test selected products at specified stages in the production process for performance characteristics or adherence to specifications.
  • Compile and evaluate statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products.
  • Interpret engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas for management or engineering staff.
  • Recommend modifications to existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability.
  • Compile and evaluate statistical data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products.