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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
293,950 0.9 % $ 45.77 $ 95,200 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Industrial Engineers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 29.26 $ 36.85 $ 45.82 $ 50.74 $ 62.32
Annual Wage (2) $ 60,850 $ 76,650 $ 95,300 $ 105,530 $ 129,620


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 23,290 4.96 $ 50.98 $ 106,040
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 19,710 1.30 $ 47.77 $ 99,360
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 17,540 2.50 $ 42.48 $ 88,350
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 16,160 3.00 $ 41.78 $ 86,910
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 15,430 3.86 $ 49.91 $ 103,820

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 23,290 4.96 $ 50.98 $ 106,040
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 4,230 4.77 $ 46.36 $ 96,420
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 14,790 4.14 $ 48.39 $ 100,640
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 15,430 3.86 $ 49.91 $ 103,820
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 11,420 3.59 $ 44.76 $ 93,110

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 30 0.30 $ 89.93 $ 187,050
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities (8) (8) $ 71.64 $ 149,010
Oil and Gas Extraction 690 0.65 $ 68.30 $ 142,060
Other Pipeline Transportation 70 0.81 $ 60.12 $ 125,050
Other Information Services 170 0.05 $ 58.89 $ 122,480


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.



Map of employment of industrial engineers by state, May 2021


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)
Michigan 25,640 6.32 3.03 $ 42.93 $ 89,290
Texas 21,970 1.80 0.86 $ 48.61 $ 101,120
California 21,150 1.28 0.61 $ 52.63 $ 109,460
Ohio 15,320 2.94 1.41 $ 42.70 $ 88,820
Minnesota 12,660 4.63 2.22 $ 46.97 $ 97,700


Map of location quotient of industrial engineers by state, May 2021


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 25,640 6.32 3.03 $ 42.93 $ 89,290
Minnesota 12,660 4.63 2.22 $ 46.97 $ 97,700
Wisconsin 11,880 4.31 2.07 $ 39.26 $ 81,660
Indiana 12,250 4.11 1.97 $ 41.42 $ 86,160
Connecticut 6,080 3.86 1.85 $ 46.97 $ 97,700


Map of annual mean wages of industrial engineers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Industrial Engineers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 190 0.64 0.31 $ 67.32 $ 140,030
Washington 6,630 2.07 0.99 $ 54.15 $ 112,630
California 21,150 1.28 0.61 $ 52.63 $ 109,460
Louisiana 1,380 0.77 0.37 $ 52.38 $ 108,940
New Mexico 680 0.87 0.42 $ 52.28 $ 108,740



Map of employment of industrial engineers by area, May 2021


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 14,610 8.11 3.89 $ 43.94 $ 91,390
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 10,950 4.24 2.03 $ 52.89 $ 110,020
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 9,840 5.40 2.59 $ 48.46 $ 100,790
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 9,140 2.16 1.03 $ 45.16 $ 93,940
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 8,170 2.28 1.09 $ 47.81 $ 99,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,840 1.37 0.66 $ 52.02 $ 108,200
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,690 0.89 0.42 $ 49.90 $ 103,790
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,470 2.23 1.07 $ 51.98 $ 108,120
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 5,410 2.82 1.35 $ 56.24 $ 116,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,830 2.28 1.09 $ 49.36 $ 102,670


Map of location quotient of industrial engineers by area, May 2021


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 660 13.77 6.60 $ 45.03 $ 93,670
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 920 11.03 5.28 $ 43.11 $ 89,670
Rocky Mount, NC 490 9.30 4.46 $ 42.29 $ 87,970
Decatur, AL 500 8.94 4.29 $ 49.03 $ 101,970
Fond du Lac, WI 390 8.77 4.20 $ 41.51 $ 86,330
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 14,610 8.11 3.89 $ 43.94 $ 91,390
Sheboygan, WI 450 7.85 3.76 $ 37.95 $ 78,930
Bloomington, IN 530 7.76 3.72 $ 43.33 $ 90,120
Huntsville, AL 1,770 7.70 3.69 $ 48.92 $ 101,760
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 960 7.17 3.44 $ 35.93 $ 74,740