Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
236,990 1.1 % $40.92 $85,110 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.24 $31.52 $39.18 $48.62 $59.33
Annual Wage (2) $52,510 $65,560 $81,490 $101,140 $123,400


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 20,460 4.16 $44.86 $93,300
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 14,950 4.02 $44.18 $91,900
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 13,910 2.61 $36.39 $75,680
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 12,530 0.92 $42.60 $88,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises 12,020 0.54 $41.97 $87,300

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 20,460 4.16 $44.86 $93,300
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 14,950 4.02 $44.18 $91,900
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 3,570 3.62 $40.62 $84,490
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 2,920 3.13 $43.02 $89,480
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 11,830 3.06 $42.88 $89,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 3,100 1.61 $61.26 $127,420
Other Pipeline Transportation 40 0.54 $59.67 $124,100
Other Information Services 200 0.10 $58.26 $121,190
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.06 $56.94 $118,440
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil (8) (8) $53.45 $111,180


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)
California 24,450 1.62 0.92 $48.81 $101,520
Michigan 22,390 5.50 3.13 $38.48 $80,040
Texas 15,080 1.34 0.77 $48.01 $99,860
Ohio 12,220 2.35 1.34 $37.85 $78,730
Illinois 10,030 1.74 0.99 $38.04 $79,120



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 22,390 5.50 3.13 $38.48 $80,040
South Carolina 6,320 3.37 1.92 $38.07 $79,180
Wisconsin 8,370 3.07 1.75 $35.37 $73,580
Minnesota 7,810 2.86 1.63 $40.19 $83,590
Tennessee 7,770 2.83 1.61 $38.59 $80,270



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 90 0.29 0.16 $56.12 $116,730
Wyoming 200 0.71 0.41 $50.93 $105,920
California 24,450 1.62 0.92 $48.81 $101,520
Texas 15,080 1.34 0.77 $48.01 $99,860
Washington 6,900 2.38 1.36 $46.91 $97,580




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 6,820 5.96 3.40 $40.51 $84,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,340 1.56 0.89 $48.88 $101,680
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,140 2.16 1.23 $54.46 $113,270
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,080 3.33 1.90 $41.77 $86,870
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 5,810 8.11 4.62 $42.35 $88,090
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 5,590 3.74 2.13 (8) (8)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,080 1.35 0.77 $37.77 $78,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,710 4.84 2.76 $55.12 $114,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,110 2.25 1.28 $44.22 $91,980
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 3,930 3.88 2.21 $40.68 $84,620