Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians

Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.


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)
67,400 3.3 % $25.53 $53,100 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.91 $19.44 $24.51 $30.59 $36.55
Annual Wage (2) $33,100 $40,430 $50,980 $63,630 $76,020


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)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 9,910 2.57 $25.35 $52,720
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,860 1.19 $29.75 $61,880
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3,740 0.79 $23.33 $48,520
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 3,320 0.82 $25.30 $52,620
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,320 0.65 $23.32 $48,510

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 9,910 2.57 $25.35 $52,720
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 1,360 1.34 $24.91 $51,820
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 1,410 1.27 $23.18 $48,220
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,860 1.19 $29.75 $61,880
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 300 0.96 $22.63 $47,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Mining 150 0.04 $39.60 $82,360
Oil and Gas Extraction 530 0.29 $35.35 $73,520
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 230 0.12 $34.07 $70,860
Natural Gas Distribution 370 0.34 $33.63 $69,940
Metal Ore Mining 60 0.13 $33.17 $69,000


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 7,080 1.81 3.49 $21.14 $43,970
Texas 4,920 0.47 0.90 $28.64 $59,580
California 4,420 0.31 0.60 $27.49 $57,180
Arizona 3,060 1.27 2.45 $26.22 $54,530
Ohio 3,020 0.60 1.15 $24.44 $50,840




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 7,080 1.81 3.49 $21.14 $43,970
Arizona 3,060 1.27 2.45 $26.22 $54,530
South Carolina 2,010 1.12 2.17 $24.21 $50,350
Minnesota 2,930 1.11 2.14 $24.41 $50,770
Washington 2,590 0.94 1.81 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 100 0.31 0.60 $41.07 $85,420
Wyoming 40 0.13 0.25 $34.54 $71,850
Louisiana 390 0.21 0.40 $33.11 $68,870
Hawaii 50 0.08 0.16 $32.71 $68,040
Maine 160 0.28 0.55 $30.09 $62,590





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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,830 1.64 3.17 $26.16 $54,410
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,310 2.15 4.17 $20.76 $43,190
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,920 1.09 2.12 $26.14 $54,380
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,250 1.80 3.47 $23.03 $47,910
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,180 0.69 1.33 $28.66 $59,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.28 0.55 $29.49 $61,330
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 960 0.36 0.70 $34.31 $71,360
Rochester, NY 840 1.70 3.28 $26.47 $55,070
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 760 0.94 1.81 $24.46 $50,880
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 740 1.93 3.74 $20.01 $41,620




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)
Anderson, SC 320 5.57 10.76 $31.13 $64,740
Warner Robins, GA 240 4.36 8.43 $30.27 $62,960
Pittsfield, MA 120 3.46 6.69 $23.79 $49,480
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 440 3.38 6.53 $21.39 $44,480
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 400 2.54 4.91 $27.40 $57,000
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 250 2.48 4.79 $20.33 $42,280
Monroe, MI 90 2.39 4.62 $24.93 $51,850
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 130 2.34 4.53 $20.77 $43,190
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,310 2.15 4.17 $20.76 $43,190
Worcester, MA-CT 510 2.10 4.06 $24.15 $50,220