17-2071 Electrical Engineers

Occupational Description:
Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. Excludes “Computer Hardware Engineers" (17-2061).

Occupational Employment Statistics(OES) Wage Data
Wages Updated to First Quarter, 2017
GeographyEmploymentEmp SE*MeanMean SE*10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 23021$44.48/hr$1.66/hr$28.53/hr$35.17/hr$44.01/hr$55.74/hr$62.33/hr
Minnesota 3,990319$45.46/hr$0.86/hr$29.60/hr$35.25/hr$43.74/hr$54.61/hr$63.43/hr
U S 183,7702,389$48.01/hr$0.19/hr$29.07/hr$35.99/hr$45.86/hr$58.27/hr$72.56/hr
*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.

Leading Industries for Electrical Engineers
IndustryOES EmploymentOES Median Wage
Trade, Transportation and Utilities50$51.69/hr
Professional and Business Services50$45.44/hr
Other Regional Data For Electrical Engineers
Geography (click title for details)OESProjections
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2014 - 2024
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,120 $44.11/hr -0.2%
Central Minnesota 230 $44.01/hr -4.6%
Northwest Minnesota 170 $37.96/hr 3.7%
Southwest Minnesota 130 $38.73/hr 2.8%
Southeast Minnesota 120 $48.91/hr N/A
Northeast Minnesota 120 $42.63/hr -3.8%
Related Occupations
(click title for details)
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2014 - 2024
Mechanical Engineers550$34.21/hr-1.2%
Engineering Managers270$56.95/hr-2.5%
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer60$46.00/hr-13.1%
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety EngineersN/AN/AN/A
Nuclear EngineersN/AN/AN/A
Aerospace EngineersN/AN/AN/A
Tasks for Electrical Engineers