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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Industrial Engineers
Industry profile for Industrial Engineers
Geographic profile for Industrial Engineers

National estimates for Industrial Engineers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Industrial Engineers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
290,190 1.4 % $ 45.01 $ 93,610 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Industrial Engineers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 27.86 $ 34.44 $ 42.76 $ 53.54 $ 65.83
Annual Wage (2) $ 57,950 $ 71,630 $ 88,950 $ 111,360 $ 136,930


Industry profile for Industrial Engineers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Industrial Engineers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 28,500 5.43 $ 49.33 $ 102,610
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 19,420 1.29 $ 49.48 $ 102,920
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 16,620 4.51 $ 47.56 $ 98,920
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 16,340 2.27 $ 43.12 $ 89,680
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 15,810 3.77 $ 47.41 $ 98,620

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Industrial Engineers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 28,500 5.43 $ 49.33 $ 102,610
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 16,620 4.51 $ 47.56 $ 98,920
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 3,830 4.17 $ 44.33 $ 92,210
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 15,810 3.77 $ 47.41 $ 98,620
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 10,240 3.29 $ 45.15 $ 93,920

Top paying industries for Industrial Engineers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 50 0.38 $ 58.10 $ 120,850
Telecommunications 380 0.06 $ 55.25 $ 114,920
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 1,250 1.15 $ 54.71 $ 113,800
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,080 0.14 $ 54.53 $ 113,420
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 180 0.60 $ 54.01 $ 112,340


Geographic profile for Industrial Engineers:

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





States with the highest employment level in Industrial Engineers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 25,600 1.56 0.75 $ 51.99 $ 108,130
Michigan 25,380 6.47 3.10 $ 44.98 $ 93,550
Texas 20,490 1.69 0.81 $ 49.65 $ 103,260
Ohio 14,350 2.79 1.34 $ 41.47 $ 86,270
Illinois 12,480 2.22 1.06 $ 44.60 $ 92,760




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Industrial Engineers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 25,380 6.47 3.10 $ 44.98 $ 93,550
Wisconsin 11,660 4.30 2.06 $ 37.70 $ 78,420
Connecticut 6,170 4.00 1.92 $ 44.87 $ 93,330
Minnesota 10,290 3.80 1.82 $ 45.38 $ 94,400
Indiana 10,600 3.63 1.74 $ 38.07 $ 79,190




Top paying states for Industrial Engineers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 440 0.57 0.27 $ 54.77 $ 113,920
Washington 7,640 2.39 1.15 $ 53.51 $ 111,310
Montana 230 0.51 0.24 $ 53.51 $ 111,300
Wyoming 180 0.69 0.33 $ 52.71 $ 109,640
California 25,600 1.56 0.75 $ 51.99 $ 108,130





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Industrial Engineers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 16,580 9.32 4.47 $ 47.27 $ 98,320
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 10,890 4.18 2.01 $ 50.76 $ 105,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 9,540 1.64 0.79 $ 51.74 $ 107,610
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,830 2.02 0.97 $ 43.92 $ 91,350
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 8,370 2.33 1.12 $ 47.11 $ 97,990
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8,260 4.47 2.14 $ 46.69 $ 97,110
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,710 0.87 0.42 $ 48.94 $ 101,790
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 6,290 3.22 1.54 $ 55.35 $ 115,130
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,000 1.69 0.81 $ 59.38 $ 123,510
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,990 4.52 2.17 $ 59.48 $ 123,710




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Industrial Engineers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Columbus, IN 640 13.77 6.60 (8) (8)
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 850 9.33 4.47 $ 36.36 $ 75,630
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 16,580 9.32 4.47 $ 47.27 $ 98,320
Sheboygan, WI 430 7.50 3.60 $ 36.03 $ 74,940
Peoria, IL 1,150 7.30 3.50 (8) (8)
Racine, WI 500 7.00 3.36 $ 35.52 $ 73,870
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 850 6.77 3.25 $ 34.09 $ 70,910
Huntsville, AL 1,540 6.68 3.20 $ 49.52 $ 102,990
Decatur, AL 340 6.36 3.05 $ 48.09 $ 100,020
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,270 5.88 2.82 $ 42.33 $ 88,050