Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
256,550 1.1 % $42.56 $88,530 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.00 $32.37 $40.53 $50.59 $62.21
Annual Wage (2) $54,070 $67,330 $84,310 $105,230 $129,390


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 21,440 4.37 $48.49 $100,860
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 16,890 1.21 $45.13 $93,870
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 15,400 2.66 $38.50 $80,080
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 13,790 3.73 $46.60 $96,920
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 12,680 3.24 $46.10 $95,890

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 4,420 4.46 $37.82 $78,670
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 21,440 4.37 $48.49 $100,860
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 410 3.80 $52.66 $109,540
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 13,790 3.73 $46.60 $96,920
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 12,680 3.24 $46.10 $95,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 150 1.80 $62.87 $130,770
Natural Gas Distribution 520 0.46 $60.34 $125,500
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,570 0.86 $56.62 $117,780
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers 50 0.05 $54.56 $113,480
Nonresidential Building Construction 960 0.13 $53.95 $112,210


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 26,660 6.33 3.46 $41.82 $86,990
California 24,390 1.53 0.84 $50.34 $104,720
Texas 16,060 1.37 0.75 $49.21 $102,350
Ohio 14,720 2.76 1.51 $39.49 $82,140
Illinois 13,270 2.25 1.23 $39.17 $81,470




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 26,660 6.33 3.46 $41.82 $86,990
South Carolina 6,860 3.46 1.90 $38.88 $80,870
Minnesota 8,660 3.08 1.69 $42.96 $89,360
Wisconsin 8,330 2.97 1.63 $36.43 $75,780
Indiana 8,870 2.96 1.62 $35.59 $74,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 60 0.19 0.11 $60.45 $125,740
Louisiana 1,750 0.91 0.50 $51.69 $107,520
Wyoming 200 0.73 0.40 $51.55 $107,230
California 24,390 1.53 0.84 $50.34 $104,720
Washington 7,680 2.50 1.37 $49.99 $103,980





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 10,850 8.99 4.92 $44.50 $92,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6,840 3.58 1.96 $44.19 $91,910
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 6,600 1.81 0.99 $39.10 $81,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,360 1.51 0.82 $50.39 $104,820
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 6,120 3.86 2.11 $51.53 $107,190
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,270 1.80 0.98 $53.75 $111,800
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 5,180 7.21 3.95 $43.24 $89,930
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,600 1.89 1.04 $47.09 $97,940
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 4,550 2.52 1.38 $50.13 $104,270
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,230 4.04 2.21 $58.36 $121,390