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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 509$33.53/hr$22.06/hr$26.49/hr$32.12/hr$35.94/hr$45.43/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Construction10$39.93/hr
Manufacturing430$35.94/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities170$38.24/hr
Professional and Business Services320$39.42/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
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
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 10$29.23/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 10$49.83/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 10$31.10/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$33.38/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 50$39.73/hr8.7%
Southeast Minnesota 50$32.12/hr-7.3%
Northwest Balance of State 50$39.73/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 60$26.40/hr5.4%
St Cloud MN MSA 60$30.24/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 140$32.22/hr6.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 600$39.93/hr0.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 720$39.42/hrN/A
Minnesota 940$38.14/hr1.3%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mechanical Drafters 1,200$30.72/hr-4.6%
Mechanical Engineers 5,850$40.63/hr6.0%
Materials Engineers 430$51.11/hr5.7%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 4,120$78.24/hr3.6%
Electrical Engineers 3,810$50.60/hr3.9%
Materials Scientists 120$51.86/hr3.4%


  • Prepare sketches of ideas, detailed drawings, illustrations, artwork, or blueprints, using drafting instruments, paints and brushes, or computer-aided design equipment.
  • 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.
  • Supervise assistants' work throughout the design process.
  • Coordinate the look and function of product lines.
  • 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.
  • Research production specifications, costs, production materials, and manufacturing methods and provide cost estimates and itemized production requirements.
  • Modify and refine designs, using working models, to conform with customer specifications, production limitations, or changes in design trends.
  • Prepare sketches of ideas, detailed drawings, illustrations, artwork, or blueprints, using drafting instruments, paints and brushes, or computer-aided design equipment.
  • Supervise assistants' work throughout the design process.