Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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. Excludes "Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors" (17-2111).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
202,990 1.2 % $37.72 $78,450 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.89 $29.50 $36.59 $44.74 $54.25
Annual Wage (2) $49,700 $61,360 $76,100 $93,070 $112,830


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 16,090 3.35 $39.93 $83,050
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 12,750 1.00 $40.10 $83,410
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 12,430 3.08 $40.28 $83,780
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 10,630 2.58 $35.47 $73,770
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 9,910 2.70 $41.06 $85,410

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 16,090 3.35 $39.93 $83,050
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 5,160 3.33 (8) (8)
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 1,050 3.20 $34.21 $71,150
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 12,430 3.08 $40.28 $83,780
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 9,910 2.70 $41.06 $85,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 50 0.02 $50.31 $104,640
Oil and Gas Extraction 950 0.62 $49.16 $102,240
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 970 0.87 $47.95 $99,740
Office Administrative Services 190 0.05 $46.01 $95,690
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 310 0.18 $43.88 $91,270


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 19,680 5.24 3.28 $38.77 $80,640
California 18,310 1.31 0.82 $43.12 $89,700
Texas 14,680 1.46 0.91 $40.66 $84,570
Pennsylvania 10,940 2.00 1.25 $37.17 $77,310
Ohio 10,840 2.20 1.38 $34.77 $72,320




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 19,680 5.24 3.28 $38.77 $80,640
South Carolina 4,620 2.65 1.66 $35.79 $74,450
Minnesota 6,640 2.59 1.62 $37.77 $78,560
Indiana 6,780 2.49 1.56 $34.43 $71,620
Ohio 10,840 2.20 1.38 $34.77 $72,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 140 0.46 0.29 $49.68 $103,330
New Mexico 780 1.01 0.63 $46.22 $96,130
Wyoming 160 0.58 0.36 $44.68 $92,940
Arizona 4,330 1.83 1.15 $44.68 $92,940
Maryland 2,580 1.05 0.66 $43.27 $89,990

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 7,100 6.98 4.37 $41.42 $86,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,530 1.45 0.91 $42.66 $88,740
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,210 3.10 1.94 $38.98 $81,080
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 4,710 7.04 4.41 $40.18 $83,560
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 4,450 1.26 0.79 $34.38 $71,510
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,210 1.69 1.06 $44.80 $93,170
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,960 4.62 2.89 $47.79 $99,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,850 1.92 1.20 $39.47 $82,090
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,790 2.81 1.76 $39.89 $82,970
Pittsburgh, PA 3,390 3.11 1.95 $38.46 $80,010




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kokomo, IN 800 21.19 13.27 $41.48 $86,280
Columbus, IN 390 9.70 6.08 $38.67 $80,440
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 770 7.95 4.98 $33.05 $68,740
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,340 7.06 4.42 $37.07 $77,100
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 4,710 7.04 4.41 $40.18 $83,560
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 7,100 6.98 4.37 $41.42 $86,150
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 880 6.76 4.23 $41.81 $86,960
Battle Creek, MI 340 6.57 4.11 $39.40 $81,950
Anderson, SC 350 6.33 3.96 $36.94 $76,830
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 560 4.89 3.06 $42.75 $88,930




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho Falls, ID 50 1.03 0.65 $55.23 $114,870
Billings, MT 80 1.01 0.64 $51.61 $107,350
Midland, TX 90 1.39 0.87 $50.33 $104,690
Anchorage, AK 100 0.63 0.40 $50.16 $104,330
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.98 0.62 $48.00 $99,840
Albuquerque, NM 560 1.51 0.94 $47.86 $99,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,960 4.62 2.89 $47.79 $99,410
Bakersfield, CA 220 0.87 0.55 $47.61 $99,040
Durham, NC 460 1.72 1.08 $47.03 $97,830
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 320 1.92 1.20 $46.32 $96,340

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 1,690 6.31 3.95 $32.00 $66,550
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 940 4.35 2.72 $31.81 $66,160
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 910 3.49 2.19 $29.82 $62,030
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 770 3.99 2.50 $30.97 $64,410
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 680 2.89 1.81 $30.98 $64,440

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 1,690 6.31 3.95 $32.00 $66,550
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 940 4.35 2.72 $31.81 $66,160
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 170 4.01 2.51 $43.55 $90,590
Northeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 770 3.99 2.50 $30.97 $64,410
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 400 3.87 2.42 $29.67 $61,720

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $65.53 $136,310
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 0.32 $48.50 $100,880
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 170 3.44 2.15 $46.89 $97,530
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 1.37 0.86 $44.58 $92,720
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 170 4.01 2.51 $43.55 $90,590


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011