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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
291,710 1.4 % $44.55 $92,660 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.54 $33.91 $42.32 $52.96 $64.46
Annual Wage (2) $57,290 $70,540 $88,020 $110,160 $134,070


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 26,200 5.03 $49.21 $102,350
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 19,090 1.27 $48.48 $100,840
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 17,250 2.86 $40.81 $84,880
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 16,160 4.46 $47.85 $99,530
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 16,160 2.15 $42.64 $88,690

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 26,200 5.03 $49.21 $102,350
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 16,160 4.46 $47.85 $99,530
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 3,850 3.94 $43.28 $90,020
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 14,860 3.65 $46.95 $97,650
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 9,360 2.94 $44.00 $91,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 40 0.33 $57.97 $120,580
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4241, 4247, and 4249 only) 400 0.07 $56.55 $117,620
Telecommunications 460 0.06 $55.62 $115,680
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 2,560 0.17 $54.72 $113,830
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 220 0.72 $54.40 $113,150


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)
Michigan 29,470 6.78 3.42 $43.52 $90,530
California 26,800 1.54 0.78 $51.87 $107,890
Texas 19,520 1.57 0.79 $52.36 $108,900
Ohio 15,450 2.84 1.43 $40.49 $84,220
New York 11,760 1.23 0.62 $46.41 $96,530




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 29,470 6.78 3.42 $43.52 $90,530
Wisconsin 10,760 3.75 1.89 $37.58 $78,170
Indiana 11,060 3.60 1.81 $37.46 $77,930
South Carolina 7,490 3.56 1.79 $42.83 $89,090
Connecticut 5,780 3.47 1.75 $44.74 $93,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 7,220 2.17 1.09 $52.50 $109,200
Texas 19,520 1.57 0.79 $52.36 $108,900
Wyoming 140 0.50 0.25 $52.35 $108,890
Montana 220 0.48 0.24 $52.10 $108,360
California 26,800 1.54 0.78 $51.87 $107,890





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)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 19,680 9.94 5.00 $45.39 $94,420
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 10,910 3.90 1.96 $50.68 $105,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 9,820 1.57 0.79 $51.72 $107,580
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8,100 1.73 0.87 $43.68 $90,860
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,890 4.00 2.02 $46.05 $95,780
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,730 0.80 0.40 $50.48 $105,010
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,290 1.99 1.00 $48.45 $100,780
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 5,860 2.90 1.46 $54.66 $113,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,400 1.77 0.89 $63.39 $131,850
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,050 4.42 2.23 $58.63 $121,940