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Mechanical Engineers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $39.76
Statewide median: $23.81

 

This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Mechanical Engineers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$37.88 $47.47 $59.86
Minnesota
$33.21 $39.76 $50.62
Central Minnesota
$31.15 $38.88 $49.24
Northeast Minnesota
$30.21 $38.34 $49.02
Northwest Minnesota
$30.22 $38.19 $44.59
Southeast Minnesota
$31.26 $38.19 $47.54
Southwest Minnesota
$31.15 $38.85 $47.43
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$37.55 $41.54 $50.83

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 5,850 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Mechanical Engineers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 4,971 new Mechanical Engineers to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Mechanical Engineers
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 299,200 320,100 20,900 7%
Minnesota 7,525 7,975 450 6%
Central Minnesota 703 777 74 10.5%
Northeast Minnesota 338 354 16 4.7%
Northwest Minnesota 502 530 28 5.6%
Southeast Minnesota 367 396 29 7.9%
Southwest Minnesota 297 322 25 8.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 5,226 5,508 282 5.4%


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