Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers



Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 202$28.57/hr$19.12/hr$21.87/hr$26.62/hr$34.84/hr$43.45/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing320$30.92/hr
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/A$29.08/hr
Professional and Business Services100$41.93/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota 20$26.62/hr3.7%
Northwest Balance of State 20$26.27/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$24.54/hr-12.5%
Southeast Balance of State 60$30.64/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 90$28.72/hr11.9%
Southeast Minnesota 120$33.24/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 370$32.79/hr3.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 410$32.06/hrN/A
Minnesota 590$31.54/hr3.5%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mechanical Drafters 1,690$28.63/hr8.4%
Engineers, All Other 2,190$48.97/hr-0.3%
Electrical Engineers 3,930$48.15/hr10.1%


  • Research production specifications, costs, production materials and manufacturing methods and provide cost estimates and itemized production requirements.
  • Confer with engineering, marketing, production, or sales departments, or with customers, to establish and evaluate design concepts for manufactured products.
  • Modify and refine designs, using working models, to conform with customer specifications, production limitations, or changes in design trends.
  • Present designs and reports to customers or design committees for approval and discuss need for modification.
  • Coordinate the look and function of product lines.
  • Investigate product characteristics such as the product's safety and handling qualities, its market appeal, how efficiently it can be produced, and ways of distributing, using and maintaining it.
  • Prepare sketches of ideas, detailed drawings, illustrations, artwork, or blueprints, using drafting instruments, paints and brushes, or computer-aided design equipment.
  • Participate in new product planning or market research, including studying the potential need for new products.
  • Prepare sketches of ideas, detailed drawings, illustrations, artwork, or blueprints, using drafting instruments, paints and brushes, or computer-aided design equipment.
  • Modify and refine designs, using working models, to conform with customer specifications, production limitations, or changes in design trends.