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Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
$15.57 High school diploma or equivalent Logistics Coordinator, Receiving Manager, Traffic Manager  
Purchasing Managers
Purchasing Managers
$48.30 Bachelor's degree Commodity Manager, Director of Purchasing, Materials Manager  
Purchasing Agents
Purchasing Agents
$28.46 High school diploma or equivalent Procurement Specialist, Purchasing Manager, Trader  
Human Resources Specialists
Human Resources Specialists
$25.39 Data not available Employment Representative, Employment Service Specialist, Staffing Coordinator  
Biomedical Engineers
Biomedical Engineers
$50.76 Bachelor's degree Biomedical Electronics Technician, Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET), Biomedical Technician  
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$26.42 College certificate Plant Manager, Construction Foreman, Production Supervisor  
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
$15.23 High school diploma or equivalent Assembly Worker, Electronic Assembler, Watchmaker  
Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
Drilling and Boring Machine Operators
$18.03 High school diploma or equivalent Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Die Setter, Machine Operator  
Tool and Die Makers
Tool and Die Makers
$24.14 High school diploma or equivalent Jig and Fixture Builder, Jig and Fixture Repairer, Toolmaker  
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
$18.98 High school diploma or equivalent Fabricator, Finishing Technician, Welder  
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
$19.18 High school diploma or equivalent Coater Operator, Ink Blender, Mixer Operator  
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
$18.20 High school diploma or equivalent Die Cutter Operator, Paper Cutter, Skiver Operator  
Production Helpers
Production Helpers
$10.52 Less than high school Sawmill Worker, Machine Operator, Material Handler  
Freight and Stock Laborers
Freight and Stock Laborers
$12.87 Less than high school Laborer, Warehouse Worker, Material Handler  
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
Machine Feeders and Offbearers
$14.73 Less than high school Sawmill Worker, Machine Operator, Material Handler  
Sales Engineers
Sales Engineers
$41.08 Bachelor's degree Account Manager, Inside Sales Person, Sales Executive  
Customer Service Representatives
Customer Service Representatives
$16.92 High school diploma or equivalent Client Services Representative, Customer Service Specialist, Member Services Representative  
Sales Managers
Sales Managers
$50.01 Bachelor's degree Director of Sales, District Sales Manager, Vice President of Sales  
Supply Chain Managers
Supply Chain Managers
$48.47 High school diploma or equivalent Global Supply Chain Director, Supply Chain Design Manager, Supply Chain Procurement Manager  
Chemical Engineers
Chemical Engineers
$41.16 Bachelor's degree Development Engineer, Engineering Scientist, Process Control Engineer  
Mechanical Engineers
Mechanical Engineers
$37.13 Bachelor's degree Equipment Engineer, Product Engineer  
Machinery Maintenance Workers
Machinery Maintenance Workers
$19.66 High school diploma or equivalent Industrial Maintenance Millwright, Maintenance Machinist, Maintenance Mechanic  
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
$13.03 Less than high school Meat Manager, Meat Packer, Meat Trimmer  
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
$16.71 High school diploma or equivalent Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Die Setter, Machine Operator  
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Operators
$16.56 High school diploma or equivalent Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Core Machine Operator, Core Oven Tender, Die Setter, Machine Operator, Molder  
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
$18.57 High school diploma or equivalent Fabricator, Maintenance Welder, Welder-Fitter  
Power Plant Operators
Power Plant Operators
$36.30 High school diploma or equivalent Nuclear Control Room Operator, Operations and Maintenance Technician (O and ;amp; M Technician), Transmission System Operator  
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
$17.65 High school diploma or equivalent Quality Technician, Picker/Packer, Quality Auditor  
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
$13.65 High school diploma or equivalent Optical Technician, Surfacing Technican, Lab Technician  
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
Light Truck or Delivery Drivers
$15.79 High school diploma or equivalent Delivery Driver, Package Delivery Driver, Truck Driver  
General Office Clerks
General Office Clerks
$14.40 High school diploma or equivalent Office Manager, Receptionist, Administrative Assistant  
General and Operations Managers
General and Operations Managers
$42.66 Associate's degree Chief Operating Officer (COO), Facilities Manager, Plant Manager  
Industrial Production Managers
Industrial Production Managers
$44.47 Bachelor's degree Manufacturing Coordinator, Plant Manager, Production Control Manager, Maintenance Manager, Operations Supervisor, Plant Manager, Site Manager  
Materials Engineers
Materials Engineers
$41.68 Bachelor's degree Manufacturing Engineer, Materials Research Engineer, Metallurgist  
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
$15.61 High school diploma or equivalent Assembly Worker, Electronic Assembler, Watchmaker  
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
$19.44 High school diploma or equivalent Fitter-Welder, Steel Fabricator, Ironworker  
Rolling Machine Operators
Rolling Machine Operators
$16.73 High school diploma or equivalent Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Die Setter, Machine Operator  
Hand Cutters and Trimmers
Hand Cutters and Trimmers
$13.56 Less than high school Fabric Cutter, Finisher, Glass Cutter  
Molders, Shapers, and Casters
Molders, Shapers, and Casters
$15.12 High school diploma or equivalent Chiseler, Glass Bender, Glassware Finisher, Moldmaker, Pot Maker, Statue Carver  
Paper Goods Machine Operators
Paper Goods Machine Operators
$16.63 High school diploma or equivalent Corrugator Operator, Paper Machine Backtender, Stitching Machine Operator  
Electrical Engineers
Electrical Engineers
$40.76 Bachelor's degree Broadcast Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer, Product Engineer  
Sheet Metal Workers
Sheet Metal Workers
$33.16 High school diploma or equivalent HVAC Sheet Metal Installer (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), Journeyman Sheetmetal Worker, Sheet Metal Mechanic  
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$29.98 High school diploma or equivalent Plant Manager, Construction Foreman, Production Supervisor  
Millwrights
Millwrights
$29.60 High school diploma or equivalent Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Millwright  
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
$18.25 High school diploma or equivalent Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Machine Operator, Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator)  
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
$16.35 High school diploma or equivalent Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Die Setter, Machine Operator  
Machinists
Machinists
$21.05 High school diploma or equivalent Machine Operator, Machine Repair Person, Machinist Tool and Die  
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
$26.74 High school diploma or equivalent Operating Engineer, Plant Utilities Engineer, Boiler Operator  
Chemical Equipment Operators
Chemical Equipment Operators
$21.20 High school diploma or equivalent Chemical Processor, Production Technician, Chemical Operator  
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
$19.49 High school diploma or equivalent Line Haul Driver, Over the Road Driver (OTR Driver), Delivery Drivers  
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives of Technical or Scientific Products
$39.67 Bachelor's degree Account Manager, Inside Sales Person, Sales Executive, Pharmaceutical Representative, Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist, Pharmaceutical Specialty Sales Representative  
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives
$30.79 High school diploma or equivalent Account Manager, Inside Sales Person, Sales Executive  
Marketing Managers
Marketing Managers
$56.53 Bachelor's degree Business Development Manager, Vice President of Marketing, Marketing Director  
Architectural and Engineering Managers
Architectural and Engineering Managers
$57.91 Bachelor's degree Chief Engineer, Director of Engineering, Project Engineer  
Computer Hardware Engineers
Computer Hardware Engineers
$48.01 Bachelor's degree Application Developer, Systems Engineer, Software Engineer  
Industrial Engineers
Industrial Engineers
$38.63 Bachelor's degree Manufacturing Specialist, Operations Engineer, Process Engineer  
Industrial Engineering Technicians
Industrial Engineering Technicians
$24.45 Associate's degree Civil Engineering Designer, Electro-Mechanical Technician (E/M Technician), Electronics Technician  
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$25.08 Associate's degree Civil Engineering Designer, Electro-Mechanical Technician (E/M Technician), Electronics Technician  
Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
Manufacturing Engineering Technologists
$27.55 Associate's degree Manufacturing Specialist, Manufacturing Technologist, Tool Planner  
Chemists
Chemists
$45.45 Bachelor's degree Analytical Chemist, Environmental Chemist, Research Chemist  
Technical Writers
Technical Writers
$29.38 Bachelor's degree Documentation Specialist, Information Developer, Technical Communicator  
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Operators
$17.22 High school diploma or equivalent Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Die Setter, Machine Operator  
Milling and Planing Machine Operators
Milling and Planing Machine Operators
$18.18 High school diploma or equivalent Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Die Setter, Machine Operator  
Plating and Coating Machine Operators
Plating and Coating Machine Operators
$14.85 High school diploma or equivalent Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Die Setter, Machine Operator  
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
$16.89 High school diploma or equivalent Extrusion Operator, Rubber Extrusion Operator, Tuber Operator  
Dental Laboratory Technicians
Dental Laboratory Technicians
$20.13 High school diploma or equivalent Dental Ceramist, Denture Technician, Dental Technician  
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
$14.08 High school diploma or equivalent A-Operator, Fabrication Technician, Machine Operator  
Hand Packers and Packagers
Hand Packers and Packagers
$9.68 Less than high school Bagger, Kit Assembler, Shipping Clerk  
Logisticians
Logisticians
$36.60 Bachelor's degree Integrated Logistics Support Manager, Logistics Team Lead, Production Planner  
Training and Development Specialists
Training and Development Specialists
$27.52 Bachelor's degree Computer Training Specialist, Job Training Specialist, Corporate Trainer  
Electronics Engineers
Electronics Engineers
$38.40 Bachelor's degree Broadcast Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer, Product Engineer  
Health and Safety Engineers
Health and Safety Engineers
$42.30 Bachelor's degree Chief Security and Safety Officer (CSO), Environmental Safety Specialist, Safety and Health Consultant  
Mechanical Drafters
Mechanical Drafters
$26.82 Associate's degree CADD Operator (Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Operator), Designer, Architect  
Environmental Engineering Technicians
Environmental Engineering Technicians
$24.32 Associate's degree Engineering Technician, Environmental Engineering Assistant, Environmental Specialist, Industrial Waste Inspector, Industrial Waste Technician  
Manufacturing Production Technicians
Manufacturing Production Technicians
$27.55 Associate's degree Advanced Manufacturing Technician, Production Technician, Production Technician, Semiconductor Processing Equipment, Research and Development Machinist  
Chemical Technicians
Chemical Technicians
$22.78 Associate's degree Chemical Technician, Laboratory Technician, Biological Technician  
Motor Vehicles Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers
Motor Vehicles Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers
$15.29 College certificate Car Stereo Installer, Electronic Technician, Mobile Electronics Installation Specialist  
Team Assemblers
Team Assemblers
$15.19 High school diploma or equivalent Assembly Line Worker, Assembly Technician, Operator Technician  
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters
$12.50 Less than high school Meat Manager, Meat Packer, Meat Trimmer  
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
Multiple Machine Tool Operators
$16.48 High school diploma or equivalent Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Die Setter, Machine Operator  
Prepress Technicians and Workers
Prepress Technicians and Workers
$22.58 College certificate Electronic Prepress Operator (EPP Operator), Plate Maker, Prepress Technician  
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
Print Binding and Finishing Workers
$16.41 High school diploma or equivalent Book Conservator, Custom Bookbinder, Machine Operator  
Sewing Machine Operators
Sewing Machine Operators
$11.83 Less than high school Sample Maker, Seamstress, Sewer  
Woodworking Machine Operators
Woodworking Machine Operators
$15.63 High school diploma or equivalent Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator), Sander Operator, Machine Operator  
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
$18.61 High school diploma or equivalent Crusher Operator, Grinder Operator, Miller  
Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
$22.41 High school diploma or equivalent Plant Manager, Construction Foreman, Production Supervisor  
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Workers
$25.68 High school diploma or equivalent Plant Manager, Construction Foreman, Production Supervisor  
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
$17.62 High school diploma or equivalent Accounting Associate, Accounts Payables Clerk, Fiscal Technician  
Desktop Publishers
Desktop Publishers
$20.84 Associate's degree Design Editor, Electronic Console Display Operator, Graphic Artist  
Computer and Information Systems Managers
Computer and Information Systems Managers
$56.14 Bachelor's degree Data Processing Manager, Information Systems Director (IS Director), Information Technology Director (IT Director)  
Applications Software Developers
Applications Software Developers
$44.17 Bachelor's degree Application Developer, Systems Engineer, Software Engineer  
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$25.92 Associate's degree CADD Operator (Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Operator), Designer, Architect  
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$28.87 Associate's degree Civil Engineering Designer, Electro-Mechanical Technician (E/M Technician), Electronics Technician  
Commercial and Industrial Designers
Commercial and Industrial Designers
$26.42 Bachelor's degree Design Engineer, Product Designer, Product Engineer  
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
$23.63 High school diploma or equivalent Maintenance Technician, Mechanic, Maintenance Mechanic  
Maintenance and Repair Workers
Maintenance and Repair Workers
$19.21 High school diploma or equivalent Maintenance Electrician, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Technician  
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers
$22.75 High school diploma or equivalent Manufacturing Engineer, Process Engineer, Computer Numerical Control Programmer (CNC Programmer)  
Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
$19.98 High school diploma or equivalent Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Die Setter, Machine Operator  
Printing Press Operators
Printing Press Operators
$19.32 High school diploma or equivalent Press Operator, Printer, Pressman  
Wood Sawing Machine Operators
Wood Sawing Machine Operators
$14.59 High school diploma or equivalent Machine Operator, Rip Saw Operator, Sawyer  
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators
$20.01 High school diploma or equivalent Evaporator Operator, Furnace Operator, Kiln Fireman  
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
$22.06 High school diploma or equivalent Production Planner, Production Manager, Production Scheduler  
Accountants and Auditors
Accountants and Auditors
$29.35 Bachelor's degree Business Analyst, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Financial Auditor  
Computer Systems Analysts
Computer Systems Analysts
$37.64 Bachelor's degree Computer Systems Consultant, Programmer Analyst, Systems Engineer  
Environmental Engineers
Environmental Engineers
$38.09 Bachelor's degree Environmental Analyst, Hazardous Substances Engineer, Sanitary Engineer  
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians
$26.56 Associate's degree Civil Engineering Designer, Electro-Mechanical Technician (E/M Technician), Electronics Technician  
Medical Scientists
Medical Scientists
$27.30 Doctoral or professional degree Clinical Pharmacologist, Laboratory Director, Epidemiologist  
Forging Machine Operators
Forging Machine Operators
$20.78 High school diploma or equivalent Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist), Die Setter, Machine Operator  
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
$18.46 High school diploma or equivalent Brewer, Dryer Operator, Refinery Operator  
Hand Grinding and Polishing Workers
Hand Grinding and Polishing Workers
$16.35 Less than high school Buffer, Jewelry Polisher, Metal Finisher  
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators
$17.31 High school diploma or equivalent Hand Sprayer, Industrial Painter, Powder Coater  
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
$17.03 Less than high school Fork Lift Technician, Fork Truck Driver, Material Handler  

* This represents the wage from the broader occupation. Wage data for this job title are not available.

This shows that demand is higher than other occupations in Minnesota over the last six months. It indicates current, not future, demand.

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.