What kind of jobs are there in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN?

The Twin Cities' job market features opportunities at life science, biotechnology and health technology companies such as Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Upsher-Smith and the National Bone Marrow Donor Program. Employers in the clean technology industry include M.A. Mortenson Construction, Xcel Energy and Andersen Corp. 

In addition to science-focused employers, the manufacturing and retail industries are strong in Minneapolis and St. Paul, with a variety of corporations headquartered in the area. On the manufacturing side, General Mills, Cargill and 3M employ a large number of residents, while Target and Best Buy offer corporate positions in marketing, merchandising and retail management.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 8.0 /10

How we calculate this.


Minneapolis-St. Paul has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


Minneapolis-St. Paul
$56,030

USA
$50,620

Unemployment Rate 2018

2.7%
of people are without a job

1.2% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
287,500
Nursing Aide
Salary: $23k - $32k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
147,900
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18k - $27k

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Total Employment
138,200
Accountant
Salary: $54k - $91k