DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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, 2018
 Percentiles
GeographyEmploymentEmp SE*MeanMean SE*10th25thMedian75th90th
Central Minnesota 29024$45.39/hr$1.69/hr$29.54/hr$35.92/hr$45.42/hr$56.59/hr$63.30/hr
Minnesota 3,930322$45.70/hr$1.14/hr$28.97/hr$35.15/hr$43.88/hr$55.39/hr$63.74/hr
U S 183,3702,384$48.20/hr$0.19/hr$29.17/hr$36.02/hr$46.02/hr$58.61/hr$72.78/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 Utilities120$51.66/hr
Manufacturing110$37.55/hr
Professional and Business Services30$46.93/hr
Other Regional Data For Electrical Engineers
Geography (click title for details)OESProjections
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2014 - 2024
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,060 $44.18/hr -0.2%
Central Minnesota 290 $45.42/hr -4.6%
Southeast Minnesota 190 $48.15/hr N/A
Northeast Minnesota 170 $45.07/hr -3.8%
Northwest Minnesota 130 $38.52/hr 3.7%
Southwest Minnesota 130 $34.78/hr 2.8%
Related Occupations
Occupation
(click title for details)
OESProjections
EmploymentMedian Wage% Change 2014 - 2024
Electricians1,110$30.60/hr17.2%
Mechanical Engineers640$34.85/hr-1.2%
Engineering Managers290$55.86/hr-2.5%
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer80$67.46/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