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 30015$23.28/hr$17.13/hr$19.53/hr$22.42/hr$26.26/hr$31.02/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing3,200$24.99/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities40$33.90/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services250$28.57/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$23.65/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/A$21.92/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 10$28.61/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 20$27.75/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 30$27.18/hr-3.2%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$28.55/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 60$25.91/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 60$23.53/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 180$24.03/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 200$22.32/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 230$24.16/hr4.9%
Southeast Balance of State 260$19.45/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 290$24.57/hr2.0%
Southeast Minnesota 290$20.52/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 300$22.42/hr-9.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,540$26.41/hr0.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,640$26.42/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,500$25.26/hr4.3%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Engineers, All Other 2,190$48.97/hr-0.3%
Electrical Engineers 3,930$48.15/hr10.1%
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians 1,960$29.31/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.