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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
62,030 2.0 % $ 29.44 $ 61,230 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.17 $ 22.79 $ 28.95 $ 36.34 $ 41.12
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,790 $ 47,410 $ 60,220 $ 75,600 $ 85,530


Industry profile for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

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 7,710 2.16 $ 30.62 $ 63,690
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 4,510 0.84 $ 26.94 $ 56,030
Plastics Product Manufacturing 3,850 0.66 $ 25.47 $ 52,980
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 3,680 0.24 $ 31.82 $ 66,190
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 3,350 0.84 $ 29.31 $ 60,970

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 7,710 2.16 $ 30.62 $ 63,690
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 300 1.00 $ 44.65 $ 92,870
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 2,820 0.89 $ 26.89 $ 55,940
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 760 0.86 $ 29.51 $ 61,380
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 3,350 0.84 $ 29.31 $ 60,970

Top paying industries for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 120 0.11 $ 46.80 $ 97,350
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 160 0.04 $ 46.39 $ 96,490
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 70 0.57 $ 45.36 $ 94,340
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 300 1.00 $ 44.65 $ 92,870
Natural Gas Distribution 370 0.34 $ 43.48 $ 90,430


Geographic profile for Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

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.



Map of employment of industrial engineering technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


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)
Michigan 4,800 1.18 2.68 $ 28.49 $ 59,250
Texas 4,430 0.36 0.82 $ 31.53 $ 65,570
Ohio 3,600 0.69 1.57 $ 27.10 $ 56,360
Massachusetts 3,500 1.03 2.34 $ 31.16 $ 64,820
Minnesota 3,260 1.19 2.71 $ 30.19 $ 62,790


Map of location quotient of industrial engineering technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


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)
Vermont 580 2.05 4.67 $ 24.11 $ 50,150
Minnesota 3,260 1.19 2.71 $ 30.19 $ 62,790
Michigan 4,800 1.18 2.68 $ 28.49 $ 59,250
Oregon 2,150 1.18 2.67 $ 28.99 $ 60,310
Massachusetts 3,500 1.03 2.34 $ 31.16 $ 64,820


Map of annual mean wages of industrial engineering technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


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)
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $ 54.04 $ 112,390
Louisiana 670 0.37 0.85 $ 38.93 $ 80,970
West Virginia 170 0.26 0.58 $ 33.66 $ 70,010
California 2,870 0.17 0.39 $ 33.38 $ 69,420
Washington 870 0.27 0.62 $ 33.35 $ 69,370



Map of employment of industrial engineering technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,910 1.13 2.56 $ 31.29 $ 65,080
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 2,770 1.54 3.49 $ 29.72 $ 61,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,340 1.28 2.91 $ 31.18 $ 64,850
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,080 1.86 4.22 $ 29.03 $ 60,380
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,830 0.87 1.97 $ 33.00 $ 68,640
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,360 0.38 0.86 $ 31.22 $ 64,930
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,330 0.15 0.35 $ 28.60 $ 59,480
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,310 0.45 1.03 $ 33.25 $ 69,160
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,100 0.26 0.59 $ 32.47 $ 67,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 990 0.17 0.39 $ 33.43 $ 69,540


Map of location quotient of industrial engineering technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


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)
Columbus, IN 180 3.65 8.29 $ 24.31 $ 50,560
Warner Robins, GA 260 3.46 7.87 $ 34.25 $ 71,250
Rocky Mount, NC 150 2.82 6.40 $ 31.99 $ 66,530
Rochester, MN 270 2.30 5.21 $ 31.84 $ 66,230
Lewiston, ID-WA 60 2.19 4.97 $ 24.37 $ 50,690
Sherman-Denison, TX 100 2.14 4.87 $ 33.84 $ 70,390
Corvallis, OR 70 2.09 4.75 $ 27.26 $ 56,700
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 140 2.06 4.68 $ 28.04 $ 58,320
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,080 1.86 4.22 $ 29.03 $ 60,380
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 150 1.77 4.02 $ 23.76 $ 49,420


Map of annual mean wages of industrial engineering technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


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 0.60 1.37 $ 45.36 $ 94,360
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 70 0.45 1.02 $ 43.49 $ 90,460
Baton Rouge, LA 360 0.98 2.23 $ 41.35 $ 86,020
Idaho Falls, ID 120 1.72 3.91 $ 40.74 $ 84,740
Midland, TX 30 0.35 0.80 $ 40.39 $ 84,010
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 460 0.16 0.36 $ 40.38 $ 83,990
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 370 0.35 0.79 $ 38.89 $ 80,880
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 510 0.27 0.61 $ 38.77 $ 80,640
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 150 0.22 0.49 $ 37.69 $ 78,400
Jacksonville, FL 220 0.32 0.72 $ 36.79 $ 76,530

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 650 3.88 8.80 $ 29.98 $ 62,350
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 440 1.86 4.21 $ 27.46 $ 57,120
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 370 1.77 4.01 $ 27.09 $ 56,350
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 300 0.95 2.16 $ 25.74 $ 53,530
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 300 1.44 3.28 $ 26.77 $ 55,680

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)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 650 3.88 8.80 $ 29.98 $ 62,350
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 2.52 5.72 $ 31.57 $ 65,660
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 220 2.09 4.75 $ 20.77 $ 43,200
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 1.88 4.26 $ 23.79 $ 49,480
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 440 1.86 4.21 $ 27.46 $ 57,120

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)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.62 1.41 $ 35.74 $ 74,350
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 0.66 $ 33.72 $ 70,140
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 1.17 $ 33.66 $ 70,020
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 1.13 $ 33.27 $ 69,190
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 0.49 $ 32.79 $ 68,200


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022