Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

17-2112 Industrial Engineers

Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination. Exclude "Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors" (17-2111).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
209,300 1.3 % $37.06 $77,090 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.48 $29.02 $36.11 $44.27 $52.51
Annual Wage (2) $48,840 $60,350 $75,110 $92,080 $109,220


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 15,840 $38.11 $79,260
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 12,630 $39.04 $81,210
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 12,360 $39.79 $82,760
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 11,100 $35.21 $73,240
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 11,030 $40.31 $83,830

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 440 $49.60 $103,160
Support Activities for Mining 50 $48.10 $100,050
Health and Personal Care Stores (8) $46.68 $97,100
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,280 $45.11 $93,830
Office Administrative Services 170 $44.89 $93,380


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Michigan 20,000 $38.11 $79,260 5.137
South Carolina 5,080 $34.52 $71,790 2.817
Minnesota 6,410 $37.43 $77,850 2.440
Ohio 11,910 $34.46 $71,680 2.339
Indiana 6,200 $33.93 $70,560 2.226

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Alaska 140 $47.50 $98,790 0.469
District of Columbia 290 $46.10 $95,880 0.453
New Mexico 950 $43.52 $90,520 1.186
Maryland 2,350 $42.80 $89,030 0.938
Wyoming 120 $41.87 $87,090 0.408


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Kokomo, IN 450 $40.62 $84,490 12.021
Columbus, IN 460 $39.33 $81,800 11.049
Decatur, IL 540 $31.49 $65,500 9.328
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 870 $32.19 $66,950 8.716
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,330 $36.77 $76,490 6.823

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Idaho Falls, ID 50 $56.49 $117,490 0.976
College Station-Bryan, TX 30 $49.11 $102,150 0.338
Anchorage, AK (8) $48.83 $101,570 (8)
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 30 $48.41 $100,680 0.705
Albuquerque, NM 660 $47.82 $99,470 1.724


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010