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Engineers in Minnesota

Is Minnesota a good place for you to work as an Engineer?

-0% Jobs Projection
$101,270 Median Salary
170 Job Openings

While jobs for Engineers in Minnesota are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Engineers in Minnesota is expected to decrease.

  • Engineers in Minnesota earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Engineers Work in Minnesota?

2,450 people worked as Engineers in 2018 in this state.

There were 2,640 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 190 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Engineers in MN Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means Minnesota has more Engineers than average.

Engineers in MN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Minnesota

Jobs for Engineers in this state are declining at a rate of 0.4% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.

Job Projections for Engineers: Nation vs. MN

Minnesota Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 170 annual Engineers job openings in Minnesota, and 2,750 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,500 annual jobs and 141,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Engineers Make in Minnesota?

In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $66,060 to $141,880 with $101,270 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $31.76 to $68.21. The median hourly rate was $48.69.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $49.87 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $1.18.

The median salary in Minnesota is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Engineers Earnings: MN vs. National Average

Top Minnesota Metros for Engineers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Engineers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,130 $102,890
Fargo, ND-MN 90 $74,360
Grand Forks, ND-MN 50 $93,390
St. Cloud, MN 40 $65,080
Duluth, MN-WI 30 $58,070

Top States for Engineers Employment

View the list below to see where most Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 20,600 $107,300
Texas 10,710 $109,110
Florida 8,570 $77,020
Ohio 7,100 $89,390
Louisiana 5,400 $81,990
New York 4,910 $92,560
Pennsylvania 4,850 $93,400
Maryland 4,530 $128,230
Georgia 4,380 $92,030
Tennessee 4,250 $74,890
Virginia 4,190 $122,940
Illinois 4,000 $84,550
Alabama 3,730 $116,490
New Jersey 3,470 $116,570
Washington 3,160 $107,230
Massachusetts 3,090 $106,680
Oregon 2,760 $87,070
District of Columbia 2,640 $141,320
Colorado 2,500 $111,020
Minnesota 2,450 $101,270

Below are the states where Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $141,320
Maryland $128,230
Virginia $122,940
Alaska $117,520
New Jersey $116,570
Alabama $116,490
New Mexico $114,000
Idaho $111,050
Colorado $111,020
Texas $109,110


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