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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technologists and 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 Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Industry profile for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Geographic profile for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians

National estimates for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
62,980 3.3 % $ 28.81 $ 59,920 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.57 $ 21.65 $ 27.56 $ 34.61 $ 41.78
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,550 $ 45,040 $ 57,320 $ 71,990 $ 86,900


Industry profile for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 7,040 1.91 $ 29.72 $ 61,810
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 3,960 0.26 $ 29.78 $ 61,940
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 3,710 0.78 $ 25.16 $ 52,340
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 3,580 0.85 $ 28.59 $ 59,460
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,270 0.58 $ 26.96 $ 56,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 7,040 1.91 $ 29.72 $ 61,810
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 160 1.36 $ 35.83 $ 74,530
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 3,160 1.06 $ 31.00 $ 64,480
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 3,580 0.85 $ 28.59 $ 59,460
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,540 0.82 $ 27.31 $ 56,810

Top paying industries for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 190 0.17 $ 41.34 $ 85,980
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 160 1.36 $ 35.83 $ 74,530
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,200 0.06 $ 35.77 $ 74,400
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 290 0.08 $ 34.64 $ 72,040
Beverage Manufacturing 260 0.10 $ 34.33 $ 71,400


Geographic profile for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 6,970 0.58 1.27 $ 31.26 $ 65,030
California 4,260 0.26 0.57 $ 32.09 $ 66,750
Minnesota 3,840 1.42 3.13 $ 27.44 $ 57,080
Michigan 3,340 0.85 1.88 $ 28.44 $ 59,150
Massachusetts 3,170 0.95 2.09 $ 30.43 $ 63,300




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 3,840 1.42 3.13 $ 27.44 $ 57,080
South Carolina 1,930 0.96 2.11 $ 28.25 $ 58,770
Massachusetts 3,170 0.95 2.09 $ 30.43 $ 63,300
New Hampshire 570 0.91 2.02 $ 28.16 $ 58,570
Michigan 3,340 0.85 1.88 $ 28.44 $ 59,150




Top paying states for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $ 39.49 $ 82,140
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $ 36.52 $ 75,970
Louisiana 440 0.24 0.54 $ 36.50 $ 75,910
Washington 900 0.28 0.62 $ 34.58 $ 71,920
Oklahoma 670 0.43 0.95 $ 32.69 $ 67,990





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,020 1.63 3.61 $ 28.30 $ 58,850
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,690 1.03 2.28 $ 30.47 $ 63,380
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,100 0.58 1.29 $ 34.75 $ 72,280
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,050 1.15 2.54 $ 29.96 $ 62,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,870 0.63 1.39 $ 29.69 $ 61,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,580 0.27 0.60 $ 33.15 $ 68,960
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,330 0.30 0.67 $ 29.99 $ 62,380
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,250 0.14 0.31 $ 27.01 $ 56,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,130 0.54 1.18 $ 30.26 $ 62,930
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 690 0.26 0.56 $ 34.19 $ 71,110




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warner Robins, GA 280 3.91 8.64 $ 33.68 $ 70,050
Sumter, SC 110 3.00 6.63 $ 27.23 $ 56,640
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 190 2.81 6.21 $ 26.98 $ 56,110
Florence, SC 220 2.63 5.80 $ 26.77 $ 55,690
New Bern, NC 100 2.42 5.34 $ 28.42 $ 59,100
Danbury, CT 140 1.92 4.23 $ 30.05 $ 62,490
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,020 1.63 3.61 $ 28.30 $ 58,850
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 70 1.47 3.24 $ 24.85 $ 51,680
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 370 1.41 3.11 $ 31.77 $ 66,080
Rockford, IL 180 1.36 2.99 $ 28.60 $ 59,490




Top paying metropolitan areas for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 90 0.65 1.43 $ 45.43 $ 94,500
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 510 0.26 0.58 $ 40.68 $ 84,600
Albuquerque, NM (8) (8) (8) $ 39.38 $ 81,910
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 230 0.15 0.33 $ 34.94 $ 72,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,100 0.58 1.29 $ 34.75 $ 72,280
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 170 1.13 2.51 $ 34.63 $ 72,030
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.22 0.50 $ 34.51 $ 71,780
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 690 0.26 0.56 $ 34.19 $ 71,110
Warner Robins, GA 280 3.91 8.64 $ 33.68 $ 70,050
Oklahoma City, OK 420 0.69 1.52 $ 33.66 $ 70,010

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 390 1.65 3.64 $ 26.81 $ 55,760
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 240 0.99 2.18 $ 25.54 $ 53,130
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 240 1.13 2.50 $ 26.48 $ 55,070
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 210 1.43 3.16 $ 21.51 $ 44,740
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 210 1.04 2.30 $ 25.30 $ 52,630

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 2.55 5.64 $ 32.61 $ 67,830
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 2.12 4.68 $ 21.08 $ 43,850
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 390 1.65 3.64 $ 26.81 $ 55,760
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 150 1.53 3.39 $ 27.86 $ 57,950
Northeast South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 140 1.45 3.20 $ 21.40 $ 44,500

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.51 $ 37.60 $ 78,210
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 0.90 $ 34.29 $ 71,310
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 33.36 $ 69,390
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 2.55 5.64 $ 32.61 $ 67,830
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 1.40 $ 32.11 $ 66,790


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021