Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
265,520 1.1 % $43.43 $90,340 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.55 $32.96 $41.29 $51.43 $62.95
Annual Wage (2) $55,230 $68,550 $85,880 $106,970 $130,930


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 22,620 4.73 $49.43 $102,800
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 16,690 2.84 $39.71 $82,600
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 16,490 1.16 $46.31 $96,310
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 14,760 4.10 $48.13 $100,100
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 13,560 1.94 $39.38 $81,910

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 22,620 4.73 $49.43 $102,800
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 3,890 4.20 $36.75 $76,440
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 14,760 4.10 $48.13 $100,100
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 13,280 3.32 $46.21 $96,110
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 2,620 3.07 $44.30 $92,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 490 0.44 $61.40 $127,720
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas (8) (8) $57.93 $120,500
Oil and Gas Extraction 790 0.59 $55.35 $115,130
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.03 $55.03 $114,460
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 340 0.05 $54.07 $112,460


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 28,460 6.66 3.57 $42.47 $88,330
California 24,040 1.44 0.77 $51.27 $106,650
Texas 16,700 1.40 0.75 $52.08 $108,330
Ohio 15,230 2.84 1.52 $39.98 $83,150
Illinois 11,590 1.96 1.05 $39.77 $82,720




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 28,460 6.66 3.57 $42.47 $88,330
South Carolina 6,900 3.43 1.84 $40.46 $84,160
Indiana 10,180 3.37 1.81 $35.63 $74,110
Minnesota 8,970 3.16 1.70 $43.55 $90,580
Connecticut 5,200 3.14 1.69 $43.16 $89,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 16,700 1.40 0.75 $52.08 $108,330
Washington 6,870 2.16 1.16 $51.31 $106,730
California 24,040 1.44 0.77 $51.27 $106,650
Oregon 3,880 2.12 1.14 $49.49 $102,950
Massachusetts 9,130 2.59 1.39 $48.87 $101,640



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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)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 12,040 9.78 5.25 $45.16 $93,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,930 3.59 1.93 $44.87 $93,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,150 1.39 0.75 $52.00 $108,160
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 5,860 1.60 0.86 $39.39 $81,940
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 5,460 7.43 3.99 $43.56 $90,610
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 5,290 3.21 1.72 $53.80 $111,910
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 5,160 2.81 1.51 $50.95 $105,970
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,820 1.65 0.88 $60.00 $124,800
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,320 1.73 0.93 $49.70 $103,380
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,250 3.91 2.10 $58.48 $121,640


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spartanburg, SC 1,480 9.92 5.32 $42.50 $88,400
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 12,040 9.78 5.25 $45.16 $93,940
Sheboygan, WI 550 9.50 5.10 $39.56 $82,290
Ann Arbor, MI 1,860 8.71 4.68 $45.78 $95,220
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 5,460 7.43 3.99 $43.56 $90,610
Peoria, IL 1,240 7.27 3.90 $44.97 $93,550
Bowling Green, KY 510 6.92 3.71 $38.02 $79,090
Muskegon, MI 410 6.65 3.57 $35.44 $73,710
Huntsville, AL 1,430 6.46 3.47 $46.01 $95,690
Bloomington, IN 440 6.46 3.47 $34.89 $72,570